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Queen Latifah Arrested

Rapper charged with DUI

November 21, 2002 12:00 AM ET

Queen Latifah was arrested on Wednesday for charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. The thirty-two-year-old rapper/actress was stopped in North Hollywood after making unsafe lane changes and given a sobriety test, which she failed.

Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens, was booked and released on $2,500 bail. She is due to appear in court on December 11th.

Latifah's most recent album of new material was 1998's Order in the Court. A greatest hits collection, She's a Queen: A Collection of Hits was released this year.

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