On Tuesday (April 13), Legendary Cash Money rapper Juvenile, real name Terius Gray, recently received a high honor in his home city of New Orleans. According to a new report from WDSU, Juvenile was officially granted a key to the city of New Orleans, presented by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
Mayor Cantrell offered a few kind words about Juvenile, taking to social media to share a photo from the ceremony. “So this morning, we’re taking over for the 99 and the 2000s!” she writes. “Today, we honored New Orleans’ very own Teruis Gray, but we all know him as Juvenile. It was indeed an honor to present a Son of the City with a Key to the City of New Orleans.”
On his own Instagram page, Juvenile expressed gratitude to the mayor. “Thank you to @mayorcantrell and New Orleans city for presenting me with the Key to my city I am truly honored,” he captions, alongside an image of his new plaque.
He also took a moment to share a bit of footage from the post-ceremony celebration, in which he kicks a few dance moves to the soundtrack of a jazzy street band. “Thank you, everyone, for the support they got me with this one,” he writes. “@mayorcantrell Thank You again.”
I want to extend my congratulations to Juvenile for this incredible honor! He is entitled to the title of Son of New Orleans as he is known for his talent, humbleness and represents the city’s essence and spirit. Juvenile is New Orleans. He’s more than deserving of praise for all he has contributed to the culture!
The New Orleans Legend has started its own high-end furniture company, Made By Juvie, during the pandemic. Made By Juvie is a luxury furniture brand specializing in custom lighting, tables, chairs, liquor dispenser, and so much more for your home, office, or studio. Before hitting it big as a rapper, Juvenile was a barber, and he also said he’s a gifted visual artist. Creativity comes naturally to him, so he usually likes to freestyle designs for his creations, Juvenile said in an interview with Rolling Stone.
The majority of the materials Juvie uses to create the different items include “metals, wood, electricity and paint” according to the Made By Juvie website.
For more information about MADE BY JUVIE visit https://www.madebyjuvie.com/
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