Ludacris can now add a college degree to his resume. Georgia State University presented Luda with an honorary Bachelor’s Degree on Wednesday. He posted a video on Instagram celebrating the exciting honor with the degree framed and in full uniform with a Class of 2022 chain. “Now listen, from now on, with all due respect…y’all gon have to call me Georgia State University graduate Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, okay,” Luda said. “Mama, I made it; we did it! Class of 2022.” See the moment below.
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Ludacris’ Degree Comes Full Circle
According to The Shade Room, Ludacris enrolled at the university in 1996. After two years, he left after landing a record deal with Def Jam Records. While he left for a little bit, he was still committed to getting his degree. In 2019, he went back and became a part of the Creative Media Industries Institute as an artist-in-residence. Ludacris then partnered with their College of Law in conjunction with his career. He spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the honorary degree. “For them to come back and give me this honorary degree, it means the world to me, just for the simple fact that I always knew I wanted to come back. I always wanted to finish. I’m not a person who starts things and doesn’t finish. For me, it’s a full-circle moment.”
The Fast and the Furious star spoke to 800 Master recipients, expressing that GSU will always be a part of him. “My pledge is to continue my support of the university and to live up to its standards,” he said. “Hopefully, I will continue to make you proud and be an example of Georgia State’s determination and resilience.”
He is gearing up to film the next installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, Fast 10.
Written By: Roy Lott