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Georgia State University to grant Ludacris honorary degree


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Grammy-Award winning rap artist Ludacris will be receiving an honorary degree from Georgia State University (GSU) on May 4. 

Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges was approved by the Georgia Board of Regents on April 14 to receive the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Management.

“This is a dream come true for me,” said Bridges. “Georgia State helped me get my start, and I am so honored and excited to share this milestone with the world.”

The university expressed that Bridges’ degree is to honor his “support of its creative media arts and law programs, his commitment to the metro Atlanta community, and his philanthropic endeavors,” according to the university’s website.

“We are proud that Chris Bridges got his start at Georgia State,” said Georgia State President M. Brian Blake. “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.”

Before signing a record deal with Def Jam to pursue his music career, Bridges attended GSU in the 1990s. 

The artist and actor has provided mentorship to GSU students pursuing film, entrepreneurship and music throughout the years.

The commencement ceremony is set to take place on May 4 at 9:00 a.m.