Congratulations to Ludacris! The rapper is set to receive an honorary degree from Georgia State University this spring.
The announcement was made by the university on April 13th, stating that he will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Management after the approval of the Georgia Board of Regents.
In a statement released by the university, the degree will honor his “support of the university’s creative media arts and law programs, his commitment to the metro Atlanta community, and his philanthropic endeavors.”
Ludacris, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, attended Georgia State in 1998 and 1999 before signing a record deal with Def Jam. The president of Georgia State, M. Brian Blake, wrote in a statement after nominating the rapper;
“We are proud that Chris Bridges got his start at Georgia State. He has gone on to become a cultural and philanthropic icon, representing Atlanta and giving back in many ways. Our students in the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) and College of Law have benefited from learning from his career, and we’re excited to honor him as a member of the Panther family.”
Ludacris also shared his reaction to the news. “Georgia State helped me get my start, and I am so honored and excited to share this milestone with the world.”
He also shared his excitement on his Instagram account as well. See the entire post below.
The commencement will take place on May 4 at 9 am at the Center Parc Stadium and can also be streamed online.