Ludacris

Ludacris
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 01, 2009

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“People see my videos and think I’m going to be hanging from the ceiling,” says Ludacris. “They don’t realize I have a calm side and I like to chill.”

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“Whether you’re arguing and knowing you’re wrong, there’s always a lesson to be learned [in love],” explains Ludacris. “Losing continues to help you grow and improve.”

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Luda and daughter Karma Bridges arrive at Warner Bros. Pictures’ premiere of his film “Fred Claus” held at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on November 3, 2007, in Los Angeles.

“My daughter is only 7 and I’ve already started to teach her things about men,” says Ludacris. “I teach her that a man should always treat her like a lady.”

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Ludacris, who made his foray into the industry as a radio personality, is quickly making a name for himself in Hollywood.

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Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges enjoy the festivities at VH1’s 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8.

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Luda and Kerry Washington attend the People and Time cocktail party on the eve of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner at St Regis Hotel-Astor Terrace in Washington, D.C., on May 8.

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Chris “Ludacris” Bridges attends the 34th annual One Show awards gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 6.

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Luda and Eve pose for a portrait during Hollywood Life’s 5th annual Hollywood Style Awards presented by Nikon held at the Pacific Design Center on October 12, 2008, in West Hollywood.

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Ludacris reunites with Ciara, who he worked with on “Oooh,” at her “Fantasy Ride” album release party at M2 Ultra Lounge on May 7 in New York City.

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The multiplatinum rapper always moves the crowd. He commands the stage at New York’s Highland Ballroom to celebrate his album “Theater of the Mind” on November 25, 2008.

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The “Crash” actor arrives in style at the “American Character: A Photographic Journey” Exhibition Opening Celebration at Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, California, on May 14.

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Gabrielle Union and Ludacris share a few laughs at the 2008 NBA All-Star in New Orleans-Doublemint Gum Presents the 2nd Annual Jay-Z and LeBron James Two Kings Dinner on February 16, 2008, in New Orleans.

“Gabby’s my friend, so yes, men and women can be friends,” says Ludacris.

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50 Cent, LL Cool J and Ludacris attend the Conde Nast Media Groups 4th Annual Fashion Rocks on September 6, 2007, in New York City.

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Larenz Tate and Chris Bridges try to make some quick cash by any means necessary in the Oscar-winning film “Crash.”

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Obama is on record as stating that Ludacris is one of his favorite rappers and has him on heavy rotation on his iPod. He has said he likes Ludacris’s “artistry.” The two met one time and discussed family values and being a good role models.

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