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Ludacris Will Receive Honorary Degree From Georgia State University

Georgia State University will award Atlanta rapper and actor Ludacris with an honorary degree at the school's spring commencement.

The degree honors Bridges' support of the university's creative media arts and law programs, his commitment to the metro Atlanta community, and his philanthropic endeavors.

Bridges took courses at Georgia State in 1998 and 1999 before he was signed to Def Jam Records.

Georgia State President M. Brian Blake statement:

“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 had this to say about the honor,

"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 public can attend the commencement ceremony on May 4 at 9 a.m. online or at the Center Parc Stadium.

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