With an iconic career in music, television and film spanning over the last 30 + years it’s without question to say Queen Latifah knows her way around the business of the industry!
While making headlines once again surrounding her film contract ‘no death clause’ , it is clear that one element of her success is standing firm in what she is willing to do and where she draws the line!
Since playing the legendary role of ‘Cleo’ in the 1996 film ‘Set It Off’ , Queen Latifah has implemented a “no death” clause in all of her movie gig contracts.
As we remember, Cleo went out like a certified gangsta in the film after going head to head with FBI agents and local police officers following a series of bank robberies at the hands of her and her friends. The film is one of her long list of memorable projects, as the project secured a total of $41 million box office sales with an original budget of $9 million dollars.
According to Buzzfeed, she first addressed the clause publicly back in 2017 while appearing on ‘Late Night With Seth Myers’ “I put a death clause in my contract right after that movie,” Queen Latifah said.
“I was like, wait a minute, I’m starting to die too good in these movies and if I die I can’t be in the sequel.”
The clause has been implemented in her contracts contacts 1996 which clearly hasn’t stopped Queen Latifah’s bag, because has been and still is winning to this day.