Grammy Award-Winning Rapper and Atlanta Native Ludacris to Receive Honorary Degree from Georgia State University

Atlanta’s own Ludacris is about to “Roll Out” of the spring season with a new degree.

Georgia State University announced Monday they are granting Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges with an honorary degree during their commencement ceremony on May 4 after the University System of Georgia Board of Regents made an approval.

The actor, entrepreneur, and Grammy award-winning rapper once took classes at GSU in the early 1990s before he signed a record deal with Def Jam.

“We are proud that Chris Bridges got his start at Georgia State,” Georgia State President M. Brian Blake, who nominated the multi-platinum artist, wrote in a statement.

According to a statement from the university, Ludacris is receiving the honor for his “support of Georgia State’s creative media arts and law programs, his substantial commitment to the metro Atlanta community and his nationwide philanthropic endeavors.”

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SOURCE: 11Alive, Thais Ackerman