Ludacris received the 2,756th star at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, joining a select group of other rappers who have also been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The singer formerly known as Chris Lova Lova was joined by a star-studded bevy of supporters for the unveiling ceremony on Thursday (May 18), including LL COOL J, Queen Latifah, Vin Diesel, and Tyrese.
I’m still taking in today, but I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of my supporters around the world for celebrating me receiving my ⭐️ on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame today! This moment would have never happened without your support and I know that 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/lHV2Bjg2NO
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) May 19, 2023
The “Roll Out” rapper, however, only started to cry when renowned Los Angeles radio DJ Ellen K stated that Karma, Luda’s eldest daughter, was about to express her views.
“I was fighting tears. Seriously, I was glad that I had my sunglasses on today,” he said. “That blew me away. Usually, it’s not easy for people to keep certain things from me, but that was 100 percent a surprise. Seems like everybody knew but me! I’m a little pissed off right now. I’m a little mad.”
In addition, Ludacris praised his fellow rap peers and fans, noting that he was the result of the group of people who helped him develop into the person he is today.
“No matter what people say I can’t do, I will continue to shatter those stereotypes and show people it’s possible in order to make everyone who got me here proud,” he said. “Because you all inspire my hard work and dedication to receive this star today. I’m motivated by legacy and history.”
He continued: “This means that I’ve made my mark, my own personal history being documented. To be amongst these names is just amazing to me. I’m just so thankful. So, getting a star is a statement, but be clear about this statement, the even bigger statement to me is that we are all interconnected.
“And I am a culmination of the people who showed up for me today believing in me and pushing me to inspire me. So y’all be clapping for me all day I’m gonna need y’all to give yourselves a round of applause. Because I’m nothing without you.”
The premiere of Fast X, the newest entry in the Fast & Furious series, which opened in theater yesterday Friday (May 19), followed by the unveiling of Ludacris’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.