Queen Latifah is at the centre of an ugly legal battle - she is facing two lawsuits over accusations she failed to pay her make-up artist and stylist over $1 million ($700,000) in fees.
In two separate suits filed in a Manhattan court on Monday (30Mar09) the rapper/actress is accused of owing money to celebrity cosmetologist Roxanna Floyd and stylist Susan Moses.
Floyd claims she is owed $700,000 (£500,000) for work she provided between July 2005 and February 2008.
Meanwhile, stylist Susan Moses states Latifah failed to adhere to a payment of $300,000 (£214,000) for the same period.
The star's representative, Amanda Silverman, insists the lawsuits have no merit, but cannot comment further due to legal reasons.