Queen Latifah Talks Managing OutKast & Giving Naughty By Nature Their Name (VIDEO)
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(AllHipHop News) Multi-talented artist/actress/TV personality Queen Latifah stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live, and she spoke about her past as an artist manager for acts like OutKast, Naughty By Nature, FU-Schnickens, Monica, SWV, Faith, and many others.
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Latifah discussed how she and business partner Shakim Compere connected with artists to join Flavor Unit Management.
"Sometimes we would just sit together and we would spot some really cool talent like OutKast," said Latifah. "They would just kind of blow us away, and we would say 'We should go manage them, see if we can help them grow'."
Kimmel also asked the "U.N.I.T.Y" rapper about the rumors she gave the Hip Hop group Naughty By Nature their name. According to the Queen, she did play a role in the New Jersey trio's moniker.
"We basically were on 18th Street in East Orange, New Jersey chilling in Treach's house or KG's. We were all sitting around in the room, and they were doing something mischievous I'm sure. Once again we were all young and wild." explains Latifah. "I was like, 'Y'all just naughty by nature.' They used to be called The New Style... [I said,] 'You know what you should be called Naughty By Nature.' They liked the name. Shakim liked the name, so they became Naughty By Nature. You're welcome."
Watch Queen Latifah's interview below.