Grammys 2014 RECAP: We didn’t know Queen Latifah was a Pastor?!
Queen Latifah said she was sworn in as a temporary commissioner by the state of California on Sunday, so the 33 marriages she performed from the Grammy stage during a performance by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Madonna were legal.
The landmark nuptuals took place during a medley of the rap duo’s breakout hit “Same Love” — an anthem for same sex marriage advocates — as Latifah stage to officiate the simultaneous wedding of 34 couples of varying ages and sexual orientations. The ceremony continued as Madonna took the stage and performed her own classic “Open Your Heart.”
“I had to be sworn in as an official. I’m not a minister. If you come see me before 12 o’clock tonight, I got your back. After that, you’ll have to take the regular route,” Latifah joked backstage Sunday night.