Queen Latifah doesn’t open up too often about the 1992 death of her older brother Lancelot Owens Jr. who was killed in a motorcycle accident. But during an episode of WEtv’s Untold Stories of Hip Hop, host Angie Martinez approached the topic and got Latifah to describe how that incident impacted her life.
“Losing my brother, that was a devastating time for me,” she begins. “We had just bought a house because I was missing my family from being on the road so much. And my brother, my mother and myself were gonna live in it. We bought this big ridiculous jacuzzi and he sat in the jacuzzi like, ‘Yo, this is actually gonna be fun.’
- “I was supposed to be with him that day on the motorcycle but one of my friends had to move, so we were moving all day. After my brother passed away, that ruined my world. It rocked me to my core. I’ve never been the same since.”