Ludacris to Perform at Vikings Halftime
Minnesota Vikings fans will give them an advantage during this ‘Wild Card’ weekend thanks to their passionate fan base serving as the team’s 12th man, while now adding even further advantage by inviting an accomplished rapper perform at halftime.
Ludacris reigns as the undisputed king of Dirty South-style hip-hop music, selling 15 million albums worldwide and appearing in films like 2005’s Crash and Hustle and Flow. Additionally, he’s an activist for social causes.
Early Life and Education
Christopher Brian Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, hails from Champaign, Illinois, before attending college at Georgia State University. After making his rapping debut independently with Incognegro in 1998 and signing to major-label release Back for the First Time two years later – both reaching number four on Billboard 200 respectively – Ludacris quickly rose to mainstream success due to his boisterous lyrics and Dirty South style that quickly propelled him.
He currently leads an array of careers: rapper, actor, restaurateur, label owner and philanthropist. His acting roles include Tej Parker in Fast and Furious films as well as owning his own rap-themed restaurant and headphones line; these products have gone platinum with Grammy wins accumulated.
Minnesota Vikings fans provide them with an advantage in Sunday’s wild card playoff game against the New York Giants thanks to being their team’s 12th man, while Ludacris will join them for halftime performances as an added boost.
Christopher Bridges, commonly known by his stage name Ludacris, was born in Champaign, Illinois but relocated to Atlanta as a teenager. Beginning as a radio DJ he soon gained exposure to hip-hop producers from local Atlanta production companies. Incognegro became his debut album followed by Back for the First Time two years later on major label release.
Since then, he has released 14 RIAA certified albums as well as acting roles in two feature films (Hustle & Flow and Crash).
Achievement and Honors
Ludacris, best known for his appearances as a guest star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and for his humorous wordplay and larger-than-life images, has become an indisputable icon on television shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and has also established himself as a generous philanthropist; contributing generously to various charities while spreading awareness on issues such as gun violence.
Back for the First Time was his major label debut album from 2000 and produced several hit singles including “Rollout (My Business) ” and “Chicken-N-Beer”. Subsequent efforts Word of Mouf and Release Therapy also charted.
Ludacris and Eudoxie Bridges, commonly referred to as EuDioX, met through their mutual passion for philanthropy. EuDioX founded Unspoken Angels – an organization dedicated to supporting young women who have experienced sexual abuse – which provides resources and support for victims of domestic abuse. She often shares photos and videos from their trips back home in Gabon West Africa with him and vice versa.
Ludacris will headline the Minnesota Vikings halftime show at their NFC Wild Card matchup against the New York Giants this Sunday; his performance will be broadcast nationally by FOX.
The 45-year-old rapper has received multiple RIAA certifications for his songs, such as “My Chick Bad” which earned 3x platinum certification and “What’s Your Fantasy” featuring Shawnna which achieved 2x platinum certification. Additionally, he has appeared in major motion pictures such as the Fast and Furious franchise.
Atlanta native and Eudoxie Mbouguiengue have both been engaged in active philanthropy work. Together, they founded the Unspoken Angels foundation to empower young women and help them overcome abusive situations. Together they have one daughter together named Cadence; Eudoxie has two other daughters from previous relationships named Karma and Cai.
His musical career makes up an important portion of his net worth. To date, he has released nine studio albums, two compilations, and 88 singles; as well as appearing in several films such as Fast and Furious.
He owns and markets Conjure Cognac as well as a line of headphones. Additionally, he invests in real estate investments and earns through endorsement deals; owning properties in both Atlanta and Fayetteville as well as owning two homes each in these cities and possessing his own private jet.
Eudoxie Bridges, Ludacris’ wife, is an active philanthropist who established the Unspoken Angels foundation in 2013. She openly discusses her past experiences and uses her platform to assist others. With roots in Gabon and often sharing photos from visits there, Eudoxie also advocates on behalf of women experiencing violence or abuse.