Ludacris Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 

Rapper Ludacris – born Christopher Bridges – has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His four daughters – Chance, Cadence, Cai, Karma, and wife, Eudoxie Bridges attended the ceremony on Thursday (May 18) in Los Angeles, California. 

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Ludacris’ co-stars from the Fast & Furious franchise also made an appearance. Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Queen Latifah, and fellow artist LL Cool J honored the award-winning singer-turned-actor. 

Karma, 21, surprised the “My Chick Bad” artist with a heartwarming speech. Ludacris thought his eldest daughter wouldn’t be in attendance due to a scheduling conflict with a school obligation across the country. Instead, she was tucked away behind-the-scenes waiting for Vin Diesel to introduce her to the podium. 

“To my rock, my hero, my dad, words can’t describe how much being here for you today means to me,” Karma started her speech (quote via Entertainment Weekly). “After receiving your text on Thursday asking If I could make it to LA for your Hollywood star, it took everything in me to come up with an excuse of why I couldn’t make it here today. The truth is, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.” 

She concluded her tribute with, “Congratulations to a legend of an artist and a legend of a father.” 

Ludacris became the 2,756th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The honor has been a long time coming, as the rapper sold more than 24 million albums worldwide. Not only has he built a successful music career with smash hits “Stand Up,” “Money Maker,” “Southern Hospitality,” and more, but he has become a prominent actor.

While his role as Tej in Fast & Furious placed Ludacris on the map, he has appeared in the Academy Award-winning film CrashNew Year’s Eve, and No Strings Attached

Most recently, he became the executive producer behind the animated Netflix series Karma’s World, which is a show dedicated to his oldest child. Ludacris has been nominated for 20 Grammys and brought home three. 

“Ludacris has been a pop culture staple for many years,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in a statement. “As both a rapper and actor, he has created some of our favorite music and film moments, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to our historic landmark.”

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