While some fans might expect a tragic or controversial story related to Queen Latifah’s forehead scar, the truth of how she got it is the complete opposite. In a 2008 feature story for The New York Times, Latifah revealed that the scar actually came from an innocent childhood game when she was only three.
“Playing tag with my brother,” she said. “I tripped over the telephone cord and hit my head on the corner of the bathroom wall. I got three stitches. Then I fell on my grandmother’s steps and busted it open again.”
As we all know, while the early incident may have left her with a permanent scar on her forehead, it certainly didn’t slow her down. Latifah has lived up to her namesake by slaying music, acting, and even once serving as a CoverGirl Ambassador. It was actually the ambassador opportunity that Latifah used to create her own line of CoverGirl makeup, which was specifically made for the skin of women of color (via Essence). In the meantime, her latest work has been on Season 2 of “The Equalizer,” which arrived on October 10, 2021.