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Hip-hop artist Queen Latifah has a new leading role in the upcoming Lee Daniels series, “Star,” on Fox as a gospel singer who looks after the well-being of a group of young girls on a quest to find success.

Latifah was a guest on “The View” Monday to talk about the upcoming Fox series where co-host Whoopi Goldberg praised her character as a gospel singer who makes sure the girls “do not sell their soul” to make it into the music business.

“It is incredible! It grabs you from the moment it begins, in the vein of ‘Empire,’ but completely different. It has that excitement and it’s going to leave you wanting more next week,” Latifah said, describing the series.

The New Jersey native has been in the music business for 30 years and has gone from rapping about U.N.I.T.Y to becoming an award-winning actress. Latifah said while shooting the new series that she saw her own life in the script.

In the series, Daniels tells the story of three young singers who are trying to make it in the music business. The plot surrounds Star (Jude Demorest), who is determined to make her voice heard. An orphan who teams up with her biological sister, Simone (Brittany O’Grady), and Alexandra (Ryan Destiny), a girl Star met on Instagram to start the ultimate girl group.

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