Dana Owens (a.k.a. Queen Latifah) is the epitome of a Renaissance woman.
She's conquered music with empowering songs like "U.N.I.T.Y.," played iconic roles like Cleo in "Set It Off" or Khadijah James in "Living Single" and made history by being the first woman cast as The Wiz in "The Wiz Live!" It's unlikely that anyone could go through life without witnessing the Newark native's remarkable talent.
To celebrate Queen La's 46th birthday on Friday, we've rounded up 9 of her realest quotes that are sure to inspire you to slay as much as she has throughout her career.