Ludacris just opened for headliner Jeb Bush – not exactly your average billing.
The rapper-turned-philanthropist and the likely 2016 contender both appeared Thursday at the Georgia state capitol to talk youth initiatives.
“I just came to see Ludacris,” Bush said. “I appreciate that there’s a successful guy who’s giving back.”
The former Florida governor, who’s been taking his show on the road in recent weeks in anticipation of an all-but-announced White House run, tweeted out a picture of the unlikely duo.
The pair met and shook hands despite a 2008 mixtape in which the rapper referred to Jeb’s brother, then-President George W. Bush, as “mentally handicapped.”
Georgia lawmakers formally honored Chris “Ludacris” Bridges for his effort to help Atlanta kids. Since its inception in 2001, The Ludacris Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million to youth-focused organizations and 5,000 hours in community service.
Ludacris seized the opportunity to bang the gavel while on the podium.