denycelawton #PressPlay #FunStory #WBW (#WayBackWednesday)

The year was 1998 LoL, I was bartending (illegally clearly… was 20 years old SMH) at #DCLive & #RepublicGardens & Waitressing at #ClubElite in Washington DC paying my way through college…. One night some random guy hands me his business card & says I should come model for him. If I’m ever in NYC, I should come check out his clothing line him & his childhood friends started & how well it was doing in Korea and then recently in the US…. I politely side eyed him but took the card then kept it moving LoL… Fast Fwd… 1999 I got tired of med school & DC & wanted more out of life LoL… I drove to NYC to try my hand at modeling & broadway. I took these 3 photos in my bedroom the night before & took them with me to NY and set up meetings with everyone I knew or met in NY… mainly with this guy @Keeyzo who gave me his card & went up to the #EmpireStetBuilding 66th Floor??. LoL, Long Story short, that was the day I became a model for #FUBU & moved to NYC to pursue ALL of my dreams…. I didn’t get to do a lot with them, my 9 to 5 at #WarnerBrosRecords I ended up getting didn’t permit me to do it full time but Thank you #KeithPerrin for everything! Thanks to #DaymondJohn #CarlBrown & @AFashionMind too…. Individually we have our own long standing friendships & as a team you guys gave me a chance & I ran with it…. (Even after that hatin ass female y'all had working there told me to forget about modeling & do hand modeling instead ) Forever my fam! Forever Love!!! #ForeverFUBU
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  •   gisela1014 @denycelawton OMG...going down memory lane literally! I remember ALL of that and the pictures too - remember you did my make up and did a photo shoot for me. Lol! Good times! Let's not forget bartending at the Reeve Center - picking you up from there was always an adventure ...I've always admired your drive and determination to achieve your dreams. So proud of you my friend 3h
  •   denycelawton @gisela1014 guyyyyyyrl #ClubU lol lord Jesus our adventures were a trip honey lol 3h
  •   alexjr2017 Beautiful pictures 3h
  •   gisela1014 @denycelawton OMG yaaaas! The infamous Club U!!! Lolol - yes they were. Always a great time ;-) 3h
  •   denycelawton @gisela1014 hope to see you next week when I get home 😬 3h
  •   jajathegreat_ Great story! Very inspiring 2h
  •   stormin_norma Beautiful pictures and a very inspiring story. 1h

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denycelawton It's Not Always About Keeping Your Circles Small... Keep Them Uplifted, Strong, Intelligent, Motivated & Peaceful!! Xoxo

Surround Yourself With Your Future Self Only & Always... No Room or Patience For Mediocrity & Less Than Amazing Attitudes & Goals! Xoxo
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denycelawton OMG @MonicaBrown's  Baby #LaiyahShannon ...I want to bite her cheeks!  She's one of the cutest babies I've ever seen... I want her LoL #BabyFever #Adorable 2w

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denycelawton #FBF On Set of @SnoopDogg #MaliceNWonderland Movie as #Love ️... Pretty Collab Makeup by @shoehoarders & @savvystarbeauty 3w

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denycelawton Wow! Now this is dope!!! When art and nature meet!! #SpikeLee #Immortalized 3w

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denycelawton #TBT #FeelGoodMusic #TevinCampbell on rotation as I do my taxes lol.... Loved me some TC... These two albums were EVERYTHING! This new generation of kids don't know what good music is & missed out on the best R&B ever... #90s 3w

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denycelawton Still can't believe they're both gone...I miss them both... My biggest supporters, now my angels #TBT My baby bro #RIPGregLawtonJr & my Grandma #RIPRethaBellLawton ... (Top: Both at my Largo High School Graduation & Bottom: Our last visit with her before she passed from cancer) 3w
  •   evelynemme Turned the corner and it was him and alllll his friends. I was so embarrassed! He was like EVELYN wasssup girl? All calm and cool. 3w
  •   evelynemme Annnnnd I remember when he and I just walked and talked from the gym I think and you were in front of us walking so unbothered and he was like "that's my sis she can't stand it here (japan) she thinks it's wack" and you replied without even turning around "it is wack". Lol 3w
  •   brandonfobbs Largo?! I either forgot or never knew you were from MD D. I went to Gwynn Park. And my cousin use to teach Spanish at Largo High. Small World! 3w
  •   denycelawton @brandonfobbs lol we have had this conversation before lol ... Not the Spanish teacher part but you knew lol lol 3w
  •   brandonfobbs Oops!!! Please forgive me! You know I'm getting old these Days! Lol 3w
  •   the_1and_only84 Top pic looks like Nasia :) @denycelawton 3w
  •   officialliline May heal your heart, its not easy looking two you love ... 2d

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denycelawton #RespectThePerson4ThemNotTheirSkin
It's so much easier 2 love than 2 hate 1 another 4 something we can not choose. If I could choose a skin color, I'd still choose the 1 I have! #LoveTheSkinYoureIn #iWishEveryoneWereColorblind
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denycelawton Relationships aren't always easy...But they should NEVER be that hard!

Choose the guy who kisses your tears goodnight, not the one who causes them. -#DLaw
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  •   pforpublicist @denycelawton #amen!!!! Yeasssss!!! 3w
  •   instadas Maybe you just suck at picking the right mate and always end up choosing the ones who end up treating you like crap and hurting you deeply, ever thought of that? 3w
  •   denycelawton @instadas lol one you're an idiot b/c this isn't about me and two you're an idiot because all you do is comment with negativity ... Carry on, get a life and find God. 3w
  •   instadas Okay then I guess I was making a general statement then, still holds true whether it applies to you or not. And I don't believe in any religion because we'll they're all man made stuff. 3w
  •   roseboy91 But the one who kisses them goodnight are usually the guys who get screwed over :( @denycelawton 3w
  •   iheartapes oh @denycelawton must you always be spot on?! 3w
  •   ok_bd "One you're an idiot b/c", "and two you're an idiot b/c" Lmao... be nice denyce! 3w
  •   tristinmays Ameeeeen 3w

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denycelawton All I want to do is give her the world 🌍, make her happy & proud .... (She wants Grand babies 4rm me now tho lol) My Umma 엄마 ... My Mommy 👭 My Angel On Earth #FBF #ILuhUMami 4w

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denycelawton #TBT #GrandAgent Video LoL #SkinnyBrows #Contacts #Cornrows YEP! I was a thug! LoL... I was a rapper in this video LoL SMH! LoL #MyBabyFace BOMB Makeup By: @AshuntaSheriff 4w

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denycelawton #PressPlay #TBT #Spring2002 @NasNYC #OneMic Directed By: @MrRobotoDirector (FunFact: One day CR calls me & says "hey what are you doing?"... Me:"grocery shopping" ... CR: "Perfect. I need a girl with little to no makeup on, girl next door to come do this Nas One Mic Video for like an hr".... Long story short, I drive over to location as is *just so happen to have my New York 212 top on lol*, learned the song as much as I could in 30 minutes, jumped in front of the camera & we shot my scene in under an hr... Til this day, still never got to meet Nas tho lol ) Thanks Chris R. my fellow #DMV brethren for asking me to be a part of something so epic & dope!!! Now can we work on a movie together already? Haha 4w
  •   yourincometaxexpert Love that song. Classic video. 4w
  •   j_whitejr classic song love the girl next door look correction this is NYC so the girl from the block 4w
  •   shazzy_e Omg Naz is too fine 4w
  •   jimmysplashlife I remember this . Classic 3w
  •   yoakalu I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MORE!!! 3w
  •   melodycross Classic so cute 3w
  •   mzkaliayang You were always the stand out in this video for me! I always thought you were mixed with Asian and I just thought you were so beautiful! 3w
  •   alishalovesyou_ Love this song! 1w

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denycelawton #PressPlay #TBT #Fall2001 w/ my brethren @OfficialJaheim #Anything Music Video Directed by: #DarrenGrant aka @dgeezy5000 ( FunFYI: I wasn't originally supposed to be in this video, someone else was doing it when I got called two hours into them filming... Thanks Wendy, Darren & Jaheim 4 asking me to do it ) #FunTimes #Jaheim 4w

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denycelawton My #WCW @Ashanti ... Also my new #FITspiration .. Something to be said about a confident natural woman! Nothing wrong w/those who paid 4 enhancements cuz not everyone was blessed with curves lol... But when it's all natural like this?? Yezzzzir!! 4w

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denycelawton My #WCW @Ashanti ... Also my new #FITspiration .. Something to be said about a confident natural woman! Nothing wrong w/those who paid 4 enhancements cuz not everyone was blessed with curves lol... But when it's all natural like this?? Yezzzzir!! 4w

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denycelawton & then 10 min later this happened last night w/ @Zulay_Henao @KaliHawk ...... Couldn’t have asked for a better night to a solemn day yesterday. What started off as a birthday dinner for Zulay turned into a celebration & appreciation for / of life, friendship, real love & DISCERNMENT LoL .... These women are beautiful inside and out, Lucky Me 4w

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denycelawton “Friends Who Pray Together , Stay Together ... ” Last Night B-Day Dinner.... Feliz Cumpleaños mi bella amiga @Zulay_Henao. Es usted una mujer increíble y estoy tan feliz de que estés en mi vida. Gracias por tu amabilidad, amor y amistad. 👭 Te quiero como una hermana. Mi hermana en Dios y el espíritu. Que Dios te bendiga abundantemente cada día. Te amo a hermana, mi amiga. Besos. 4w
  •   thatchickashleyb @february_luv @abbyrb LOVE THIS 4w
  •   denycelawton @_luzmery oMG no thank you for having & raising such a beautiful woman. She has been my blessing and I adore her!!! 4w
  •   zulay_henao @denycelawton hi my love! I Love your Spanish..Gracias mi amiga linda por tus palabras sinceras y lindas! Gracias a ti por siempre ser tan linda y especial! Anoche la pase increíble:) te mandó un beso enorme... 4w
  •   denycelawton @zulay_henao I know my Spanish is hella rusty lol but I tried my best... Lol.. Doing my nightly exercises to her back on track and I'm proud of myself I understood what you wrote without having to look anything up lol 4w
  •   _luzmery :) ♡♡ 4w
  •   tuffybxnyc I love the spirit, love, and triumphant blessings contained in this picture and the conversations both en ingles y español! You ladies are BEAUTIFUL! #QuePreciosa mucho besos! @denycelawton @zulay_henao 4w
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