Queen Latifah grew up above a barbershop in New Jersey


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Rapper/actor Common and singer/actress Queen Latifah attend the premiere of “Just Wright” at Ziegfeld Theatre on May 4, 2010 in New York City.

Queen Latifah offered up an interesting tidbit about her life when discussing the new movie.

Queen Latifah isn’t just playing a Nets fan in the new film “Just Wright,” which opens Friday. The Newark native has been one all her life.

“I used to live over a barbershop when I moved to East Orange. It was called Modern Era Barbers,” says the rapper-singer-actress.

“And Darryl Dawkins, who used to play for the Nets — who was also the first person to shatter a backboard — used to come and get his hair cut there. So it was very exciting to see an NBA player come around the way to get his hair cut. When that white Mercedes pulled up right in front of my house, I knew he was downstairs. And he signed a poster for me. I had it on my wall growing up. So I’ve always been kind of a Nets fan.”

  

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