Ludacris Receives Humanitarian Award
Ludacris is known for hits such as ‘My Chick Bad’ and ‘How Low,’ but his work to help others hasn’t been overlooked. The Atlanta native was recently awarded the Humanitarian Award from the non-profit Developing Options, which aims to transform poverty-stricken urban communities for the better, for his work in the Los Angeles community.
Ludacris received the award this past weekend during a star-studded three-day event in Los Angeles. Football legend Jim Brown lead a free youth sports clinic and while Ludacris performanced at L.A.’s Club Nokia for the Developing Options Diabetes Awareness & Healthy Living Celebrity Benefit Concert. “We just raised ALOT of $ for Diabetes tonight,” tweeted the rapper. “Thank everyone who came out tonight at Nokia Live in L.A. to support a very worthy cause.”
Luda is no stranger to doing charitable work, having launched The Ludacris Foundation back in 2000 to get teenagers involved in creative arts. He has served as a spokesman for Act Against AIDS, filming a public service announcement to spur conversation about the prevention of contracting HIV.
On the music tip, Luda’s seventh studio album ‘Battle of the Sexes’ was released this past March and remains on the charts due to the platinum hits ‘My Chick Bad’ featuring Nicki Minaj, and ‘How Low.’