Ludacris Honored by Georgia Lawmakers for Work with Teens

Ludacris seizes the gavel as House Speaker Pro Tempore, Rep. Jan Jones, R-Milton, watches. The rapper was recognized on the House floor at the Capitol, Thurs. March 19, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Ludacris seizes the gavel as House Speaker Pro Tempore, Rep. Jan Jones, R-Milton, watches. The rapper was recognized on the House floor at the Capitol, Thurs. March 19, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Atlanta rapper Ludacris (Chris Bridges) was honored at the State Capitol on March 19th for the work he’s done through the Ludacris Foundation, which teaches at-risk teens leadership skills, responsibility and healthy living. In a brief statement to the attendees (which included Florida Governor and presumptive presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who was in town to address state lawmakers), Ludacris said, “I do it because I want to encourage anybody and everybody to always give back. Sometimes people think giving back means going into your pocket. Sometimes it’s just about dedicating energy and time, but you can volunteer in your own community just to help clean up – things of that nature. I think it’s just one neighborhood at a time.”

A few days earlier, the rapper attended an advance promotional screening of the new movie Furious 7, in which he stars. The seventh entry in the Fast & Furious film franchise, partially filmed in Atlanta, opens in theaters on April 3rd.

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