Juvenile Honored With His Own Day Before 25th Anniversary Tour

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Juvenile officially has his own day in his hometown of New Orleans.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced that Tuesday, June 11, will be known as “Back That Azz Up Day” in honor of the rapper’s iconic 1999 hit. This news comes before Juvenile is set to embark on a 25th-anniversary tour of the song as well. 

The rapper shared his reaction to the huge honor on his Instagram page. “Check me out, man. The mayor done made it official. On this day 25 years ago, I released a song called ‘Back That Azz Up,’” he said. “Today is officially ‘Back That Azz Up Day. I need everybody to celebrate today by backing that azz up. Y’all come lay it down with your boy, Juvie.” 

Producer Mannie Fresh also celebrated Juvenile’s honor on his Instagram account. “[Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records] and myself are appreciative of this moment in music history… THE GREATEST LOVE SONG EVER WRITTEN. Thank you to @mayorcantrell and @cityofnola. 

Juvenile recently released the complete list of dates for the 25th-anniversary tour. It is set to run for 65 dates and kickoff in New Orleans on July 7 and circling back to end in New Orleans on December 31st. Tickets will go on sale, Friday, June 14 at 10 am.