In a video filmed on an airport runway, Ludacris revealed the extravagant way he’s celebrating his latest achievement. “Bought myself a little graduation gift,” he wrote alongside the video, which reveals a private jet he purchased. “Yeah, motherfucker,” he said in the clip before singing The Jeffersons theme song. “We moving on up to the east side, to a deluxe apartment in the sky!”
He later shared a photo of himself in front of the jet alongside the caption, “The secret to flying high, is to always stay grounded.”
The rapper and actor was awarded his honorary degree in Bachelor of Science in Music Management at GSU, which he attended for two years in the ‘90s, earlier this month.
“GSU, I am home right now. I owe Georgia State University a great debt, because you helped me arrive at me ‘why?’” he told the crowd. “[...] My time on campus sharpened my skills. It gave me confidence that my path was preordained. That I was exactly where I was supposed to be. Doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing. Though I left school I was never gone because this institution had become a part of me. It was a part of my fabric and DNA. My heart never strayed far from its steps and my commitment to someday return, and finish, was ever-present.”
He’s served as an artist-in-residence at the school since 2019, working with professors and mentoring students as part of its Creative Media Industries Institute.