Queen Latifah has been a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig since 2008 and she has inspired weight-loss across the country. This makes the fact that Latifah owns a Fatburger fast-food chain that much more startling. The news of her ownership in the franchise came about in court Tuesday during the trial of her business partner, James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond. Rosemond is on trial for using music-industry business as a cover for smuggling cocaine from Los Angeles to New York. The New York Post has the story:
Queen Latifah wanted to keep a heart-clogging secret.
The hip hop diva hoped to hide her involvement in a pair of Fatburger franchises because she was pitching Jenny Craig weight-loss products at the same time, a witness testified in Brooklyn federal court yesterday.
“I don’t think she wanted it to be public that she was involved with Fatburger,” said Tony Martin, road manager for accused cocaine-dealing music impresario James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond.
The embarrassing revelation came during Rosemond’s trial for allegedly using his music-industry business as cover while smuggling millions worth of cocaine in packing cases from Los Angeles to New York.
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