Queen Latifah’s Story of Being Stranded on a Boat on ‘Fallon’

Caitlin George Parker

 A Brilliant Idea

Queen Latifah stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and told Fallon the harrowing story of being trapped on the Hudson River in a boat she’d bought after earning her first big check. Even though she knew nothing about boats, turns out that didn’t really matter in Jersey. With a “hook-up at the DMV,” Latifah was able to get a boat license, and so she headed out onto the Hudson with her dad and Shakim Compere, her business partner.

I’m on a Boat!

Things quickly went awry when she discovered the boat moved at a snail’s pace, and when she was surrounded by massive ships that were creating huge wakes, she ran out of gas. Latifah said, “Rain starts pouring down. It’s storming. The water is rocking. We’re out of gas. We’re drifting back out toward sea. Shakim is so seasick he can’t even do anything. He just goes and lays down.”

Well, You’ve Got a Great Story

As you might have guessed, the star of Girls Trip, fortunately, lived to tell the tale after they radioed for help but only after being rescued by a “crazy dude” in a boat. Latifa said, “I’m like, ‘How much crack did this guy do before he came to get us?'”

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