Ludacris reportedly bought hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for a random stranger in Whole Foods.
A woman called Therra Gwyn Jaramillo posted a 1,200-word story on Facebook last week (July 30), claiming a man named Chris had bought her $375 (£292) worth of goods at an Atlanta-based store.
Jaramillo said she had not recognised the star until a cashier informed her who he was. Ludacris’ real name is Christopher Brian Bridges.
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In her Facebook post, the woman wrote: “Ludacris. This guy is awesome run amok. You know why? He was just doing something kind for a dishevelled, harried stranger.” She added that, after discovering Ludacris’ identity, she had launched into the worst possible white-woman rendition of his hit ‘Rollout (My Business)’.
After rumours began to spread that this wasn’t the first time the rapper had helped out a fellow shopper, The New York Times investigated further, finding more claims of his generosity. After being contacted by the paper, Ludacris’ manager Chaka Zulu confirmed it was him.
“Funny thing,” he wrote. “Luda does these things all the time. But he doesn’t want to do interviews to highlight it. It’s just his heart.”
Last year, the star’s song ‘Move Bitch’ was modified by protestors to rally against Donald Trump. After the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, protestors in Atlanta adapted the song’s lyrics to fit their cause better, singing: “Move Trump, get out the way.”