By Natasha

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This YBF chick has zero chill when it comes to flossing her fabness. The gorgeous Sanaa Lathan, who is rumored to be messing around with rapper French Montana, is UPSCALE magazine’s August/September 2015 cover girl. Get the pics inside, plus what she said about folks thinking nepotism got her to where she is….

With The Perfect Guy on deck to hit theaters next month and Best Man Wedding in pre-production, Sanaa Lathan is a busy gal. She turns 44 next month and is showing no signs of slowing down. Definitely not in the looks department either.

In the new issue of UPSCALE magazine, with the cover and spread shot by Derek Blanks and hair tussled to perfection by Kim Kimble, the hot veteran actor is talking nepotism and celebrity. And yes, she addresses her legendary director father, Stan Lathan.

Check out the cover story highlights below:

On her destiny to act:
“I was a toddler on Broadway, basically. My mom was in the original cast of The Wiz on Broadway. I was always around it, behind the scenes. My father is the first black director in TV. It gets no more in your face than that.”

On family ties in business:
“I’ve never worked with my father. A lot of people say that’s nepotism and part of the reason for my success.”

On being a “real celebrity”:
“I don’t feel like a celebrity until I’m doing interviews like this. I walk around in sweats. I’m not always hair and makeup ready, and I have real people around me. That’s the key. You can’t help but stay in pocket, because real people don’t tolerate anything else.”

On her next steps:
“I am moving into the behind-the-scenes aspect now. When you’ve been in the business so long, you say to yourself, “I know how to do this.” I know you can never say never, but I’ll never stop acting. I’ll just keep adding to what the word “performance” ultimately means to me.”

More pics from her hot spread below:

The issue hits stands soon.

Photog: Derek Blanks

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