What Was Queen Latifah Wearing On 'American Idol'?

By Rya Backer

Last night's "American Idol" left us with a lot to talk about: What was so offensive during the Black Eyed Peas performance that left us with a slate of the show's logo? Why did the camera cut to Janice Dickinson every three seconds? How did Adam Lambert lose? Was that Tatiana Del Toro moment really staged? What in the world was Queen Latifah wearing?

Well, here's the answer to one of those questions:

"This was designed by my designer, my stylist Tim Snow and myself," Queen Latifah explained on the finale's red carpet about her ensemble: a black, close-fitting, one-sleeved jumpsuit, with a zipper that opened across her right side. "We wanted to bring, like, edgy couture funk to the stage — make it a little edgy, put the zippers on it, rock it out but hug the body. Make a girl like me look super sexy."

She sported the outfit on stage during her performance with the season's fifth-place finisher, Lil Rounds. The duo sang Latifah's new song, "Cue the Rain." It's the first single off her new album, Persona, which drops on July 7.

"I mean, this is kind of where my spirit is, so it all works for my music," she said about the look. Who are we to argue with a queen?