Queen Latifah And Mary J. Blige Join the Cast of ‘The Wiz Live!’

When I think of rappers who have crossed over into acting with success, the first name that comes to mind is Queen Latifah. The New Jersey native has meshed into Hollywood with ease, releasing blockbusters like “Set It Off” and Ice Age.

Today, the Queen looks to spread her wings in a new territory: the world of musicals.


The Wiz is pulling out all of the stops for this one. After adding Queen Latifah in to play a significant role, NBC announced that by Mary J. Blige will join the cast and star as the Wicked Witch of the West.

That’s right, “What’s The 411?” Mary J. Blige. Who would've thought this would ever happen?


I don’t know who bought this to life, but they deserve a pat on the back for this one.

Queen Latifah has displayed a wide range throughout her acting career as well. We all know she has a background in music, so it will be great to see her return to her roots.

I can’t wait for this to come out, this should be a gem!

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