We see you Naturi!
No rookie to the industry, Naturi Naughton has been on the scene with her music as a member of the girl group, 3LW and has been heavy in the acting game with her roles as Lil’ Kim in the “Notorious” biopic and Tasha in the hit series, “Power.”
Now, she will be honored with her very own day in New York City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife First Lady Chirlane McCray announced June 18th as Naturi Naughton Day in the city.
“I’m still in AWE!,” shared Naughton in an Instagram post. “to be recognized by @nycmayor & @nycfirstlady with this proclamation made my YEAR! The city of NY has officially made June 18th, #NaturiNaughtonDay what an honor especially on #Juneteenth weekend.”
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Naughton also delivered a speech during the ceremony.
“Sometimes, I pinch myself and I think, ‘How did I get here?’ I’m like — i said — just a young Black girl from Jersey who grew up in the inner city and I think how did I get here,” she said. “Juneteenth is that reminder for me and it’s a reminder for all of us.”
“America should be asking, ‘How did we get here?’ My ancestors are whispering in the background, saying on our backs, ‘Let’s not forget how this country got here.’ And I think about my vow, my vow as an actress, as an entertainer,” the actress continued. “I am more than that. I am a living example of my ancestors’ wildest dreams. I am an example of hope, endurance, inspiration, a girl who rarely takes no for an answer. And those who know me, know how I get down. So I want you guys to know that my spirit is really in this.”
We love to see Naturi Naughton receive her well-earned flowers!