Queen Latifah Performs ‘America the Beautiful’ at 2014 Super Bowl [VIDEO]
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Queen Latifah reigned supreme at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday (Feb. 2). The singer-actress sung ‘America the Beautiful’ before kick off of the big game.
Latifah was backed by a full band and the New Jersey Youth Chorus, which is composed of 72 girls in grades seven through 12. She performed a very tender yet beautiful rendition of the patriotic song, which was penned by the late tunesmith Katharine Lee Bates.
Latifah wore a white turtleneck sweater with a long blue coat and brown gloves, while the Youth Choir donned all-white coats.
This isn’t Latifah’s first time performing the patriotic song at a Super Bowl. In fact, the entertainer performed the song with a gospel choir at the 2010 Super Bowl.
As for her performance at this year’s game, viewers seemed pleasantly happy with Latifah’s rendition of ‘America the Beautiful.’
Here are some of their reactions below:
Queen Latifah shows how far hip hop can take u. U just gotta wanna grow up
— lil duval (@lilduval) February 2, 2014
You sang that beautifully, @IAMQUEENLATIFAH!! <3
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) February 2, 2014
Queen Latifah is from Jersey, folks!
— A$AP Feminist (@FeministaJones) February 2, 2014
@IAMQUEENLATIFAH You sung well Queen Latifah. Wonderful voice
— me soangel (@me_soangel) February 2, 2014
Can't wait for Queen Latifah to marry hundreds of couples at the Super Bowl.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) February 2, 2014
Surprise, everyone in America just married Queen Latifah pic.twitter.com/cQoroyElJ2
— samir mezrahi (@samir) February 2, 2014