Monday, December 3, 2007

Jump One, Jump Twosday #22: Royalty Battle Royale

It's already Tuesday, so that means another edition of the sometimes icky, usually whimsical Jump One, Jump Twosday. The rules remain the same: I give you two choices; you ignore sexual orientation; you ignore living or dead status; you choose one. No wussing out by vowing to remain chaste the remainder of your life.

Jump One is Prince. He's a rock star. He's a showman. He's viewed by many as hot, hot, hot. If you hear the word "Prince" or see that bizarre symbol, you likely conjure up the image of him performing "Purple Rain" or "When Doves Cry." He seemed like the anti-Michael Jackson when he became more than a blip on a radar screen. I think of him, and I think of the women he nurtured. I'm unable to name specifics without looking it up, but I seem to recall him giving others a boost during the early days.

Jump Two is Queen Latifah. Also musically inclined, although no one could possibly think she's as talented as Prince in that regard, Latifah is an actress as well. She appears able to bring in enough box office bank to now play the lead in various movies. I've heard of her more than I've heard or seen her, but she seems to have quite the humorous streak. There are apparently rumors about her sexuality -- hey, just like the rumors about Prince's sexuality -- but she's not talking.

So, two decent ones to choose from this week, don't you think? Are you going for Jump One?
Jump One: Prince
Or Jump Two?
Jump Two: Queen Latifah
I'm not that into Prince. Like I said, many people seem to find him oozing sexuality. I don't see it. But I do think he's one hell of a talent, so I think I'm going for the Prince rather than the Queen. I've got nothing against Latifah, but Prince gets the edge.

What about you? Who are you going to jump?

[Prince photo courtesy Rhapsody.com; Queen Latifah photo courtesy Oxygen.com.]

15 comments:

Bren said...

I don't find Prince oozing with sexuality but his music on the other hand does! I'm going with Prince. I have many high school memories if cruising( My mother called it aimless driving.) with the T-tops off and Prince blasting. I'm going with Jump One, no question.

D... said...

I'm going with Prince too. Just because he reminds me of my teen years. I loved his music. Nothing against Queen L. because I really like her as well.

MB said...

Oh, Latifa, for certain! I'm visiting your blog for the first time so I hope I don't say too much, but I LOVE Q.L.! There's just something about her - she's ultra-cool, happy, seems well-adjusted. And she's just...sexy!

WorksForMom said...

I'm going with the Queen. For some reason that I can't articulate Prince makes me twinge just a little. :)

sandy shoes said...

Based on lyrics alone, I had decided on Prince before I even saw who Jump Two was.

Linda said...

I have to agree with Bren on this one - I can do without the man himself but his music is quite another story.

I do admire Queen Latifah, though, and think that she is an amazing talent in and of herself!

Gina said...

Prince!

I like QL, and I think she is a very positive role model for people of color and size.

However, Prince just has that extra, something.

But I could never be with a man who wears higher heels than me, so it would never work out.

Jolene said...

I never liked Prince. I think he's a complete weirdo. He is also a whiney beeyatch.

I'm going with QL for sure. Her performance at the AMAs was killer.

I can't stand poprockers like Prince. That's probably why I like country - the men act like men.

Florinda said...

I'd hang out with Queen Latifah, but for the purposes of this question - Prince.

chichimama said...

Queen baby! Prince makes me squirm.

Toni said...

I have to go with the Queen; Prince is just...well, creepy.

Bubba's Sis said...

Well, as usual I'm a day late and a dollar short......

I'll take Prince. I like the Queen, too - but for jumping, I'll go with Prince for sure.

Sian said...

Prince, small, but perfectly formed and yes he and his music is hot hot hot!

Alpha DogMa said...

Though it would be interesting to have sex with someone shorter than I (a tall order as I'm 5'3), I really don't wanna jump Prince. So I'm going with HRH Latifah.

Yet again, you've made me into a lesbian. To the delight of my husband.

Laura McIntyre said...

Hope im not to late to join in, i would go with Queen - something about Prince has always made me shudder

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