Stephen Colbert gave Queen Latifah a proper royal treatment on Monday night (Oct. 28) when she stopped by The Late Show for the first time, busting out a bottle of champagne to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the rapper's debut album, 1989's All Hail the Queen.
He broached protocol, however, when he busted out a plate of zeppoli. "You just don't do that. You don't just whip out...zeppolis are like beignets. You don't just come out your back pocket with a beignet on somebody," she explained, not wanting to get powdered sugar all over her black jumpsuit.
The new friends took a trip down memory lane, with Latifah reminiscing about what her goals were at 19 when she began her career, how it felt to recently receive Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Award and her warm, loving relationship with poet and civil rights icon Maya Angelou. They also talked about taking on the role of Ursula in Little Mermaid Live! on ABC (Nov. 5), with Colbert asking Latfiah if she was nervous to do it live.