The Atlanta Hawks and three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges today announced plans for the Atlanta-bred music and movie superstar to “Disturb Tha Peace” at Philips Arena on April 22, when Atlanta hosts the Brooklyn Nets at 7:00 p.m. for Game 2 of the Hawks’ first round playoff series, presented by Kia Motors.
There were plenty of celebrities at Barclays Center night for Saturday’s festivities. The list included rappers Nicki Minaj, Common and Ludacris, singer Rihanna, comedian Kevin Hart, tennis icon John McEnroe, boxer Floyd Mayweather, actors Adrian Grenier and Michael Rapaport and director Spike Lee.
I guess noted “Law and Order: SVU” guest star/platinum-selling recording artist Ludacris felt inspired when he checked out the preseason game between the New Orleans Hornets and his hometown Atlanta Hawks a couple of weeks back. Either that or he was just running late for a Halloween party this weekend, had an Anthony Davis jersey and a marker laying around, and decided to just make the best of it. We’ve all been there.
Anthony and Vazquez, along with rapper Ludacris, were on hand to promote the “Get Schooled National Challenge and Tour,” a program striving to improve high school graduation rates and college readiness. “Education’s something I’m big on,” said Anthony, who acknowledged he wouldn’t mind going back and earning his degree after spending one season at Syracuse. “This isn’t something someone has to tell me to do or ask me a million times to do. It’s something I feel comfortable with.” Anthony was given a robust greeting as he appeared on stage, but then the applause turned into pleas. “Don’t leave, Melo,” a student cried. “We love you, Melo,” another called out.