"Clearly, someone thought she was perfect for it," Patton said Monday, according to the Huffington Post.
She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists.
Queen Latifah received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.
Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, an Academy Award nomination and sales of over two million records.
Nature of a Sista (1991) was her second and final album with Tommy Boy Records. Y.", which won a Grammy Award and was successful on the Billboard Hot 100.
Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single, from 1993 to 1998. She then starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) and released her fourth album, Order in the Court, in 1998, with Motown Records.