The star is set to receive the Entertainment Icon award at this year's American Black Film Festival Honors.
The star is set to receive the Entertainment Icon award at this year's ceremony, to be held in Los Angeles on Friday, February 17, 2017.
The Oscar-nominated actress says she is honoured to receive the award.
According to her, "It means so much to me coming from fellow entertainers and my peers."
Queen Latifah got her start as a rapper almost three decades ago.
Besides her Oscar award for "Chicago," she's also been nominated twice for Emmy acting categories and won a Golden Globe.
Other honorees include Terrence Howard while actress Regina Hall will host the event.