Queen Latifah New York City Ballet Spring Gala Photos

Queen Latifah attended the New York City Spring 2013 Gala Wednesday night at the Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater.

The 43-year-old rapper turned actress wowed the crowd in a midnight blue metallic dress.

Latifah has signed on to host her own daytime talk show on CBS, which will feature a mix of celebrity interviews, live music performances and human interest stories.

"The Queen Latifah Show," executive produced by Jada Pinkett-Smith, is set to premiere September 16th.

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