Queen Latifah Set For Top Philadelphia Honor

Philly will pay honor to the queen herself.

(AllHipHop News) Queen Latifah is to be honored with one of Philadelphia's top awards.

The rapper, actress and TV personality has been named the recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, named for the pioneering opera singer, who became the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.

The honor is given to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way."

City Mayor Jim Kenney announced the news.

Previous recipients include Dionne Warwick and Patti LaBelle.

Latifah will collect her latest accolade at a gala on November 20.