Ludacris Welcomes Home The Troops At Fort Hood

was on CNN’s ‘Live From…’ on Thursday (April 22) to discuss his appearance before the troops at Fort Hood, Texas, where he performed before the soldiers. Luda told Kyra Phillips that his music has benefitted the guys battling in Iraq: “I’m getting a lot of support from all these soldiers. You
know, it’s overwhelming right now. And of course, all the kids and all
the families. But I talked to a lot of the soldiers. And it uplifts them the same
way they’re uplifting and protecting the country. So I feel as if I’m doing
my part and I’m happy about that.” Read on for a complete transcript.

PHILLIPS: Well, the homecoming celebration for troops in Fort
Hood is being compared to Woodstock. Some A-list celebrities are taking
time to welcome soldiers back into form. Rapper Ludacris is standing for
the troops today. He joins us live from Fort Hood, Texas. Ludacris, good
to see you.

LUDACRIS, RAPPER: Good to see you, too.

PHILLIPS: All right, well first of all, tell me what you’re going to
perform tonight?

LUDACRIS: You know I have three whole albums. So I might do a little
collaboration of all of them. You never know with me, you know? Life is
a surprise.

But I’m just here for the family, I’m here to show my support for all
the troops. And, of course, the troops that are still over there. And that’s
what I’m doing here, you know, for the people that risk their lives for
the country.

And it’s feeling real good right now, taking pictures, signing autographs,
doing whatever I have to do. You know? People seeing another side of me.

But they think it’s another side of me. This is just how I am all the
time. They don’t realize that. PHILLIPS: You know what, that’s exactly
what I was going to say. I was shocked when I heard that I was going to
have a chance to interview you and that you were there performing because
I followed some of your music. We’ve been talking about you today.

So why don’t you tell us about that other side of you. Are you patriotic?
Tell me why you’re in support of these men and women.

LUDACRIS: Yes, I’m definitely patriotic. I’m in support of anything
positive. You know my music has a lot of versatility to it. You know a
lot of it is real. And it’s just displaying real life and what goes on
in neighborhoods.

But today I’m just here in support, like I said. And that’s something
that — I have a non-profit organization Called the Ludacris Foundation
which is geared towards helping kids help themselves. And just being here
in the midst of all these families, it feels good. So, you know, there
you have it.

PHILLIPS: Did the soldiers come up to you, Ludacris, and say, you know
what? You gave me a time that your music over there in Iraq where I can
just sort of compartmentalize, get away from everything and just listen
to the lyrics.

LUDACRIS: I’m getting a lot of support from all these soldiers. You
know, it’s overwhelming right now. And of course, all the kids and all
the families.

But I talked to a lot of the soldiers. And it uplifts them the same
way they’re uplifting and protecting the country. So I feel as if I’m doing
my part and I’m happy about that.

PHILLIPS: Well they give you the freedom to do what your doing, yes?

LUDACRIS: Yes. See, music is all about emotion. So if I can motivate
them emotionally to do anything, then I feel good about it.

PHILLIPS: I got to ask you before we let you go. What do you think of
Saddam Hussein?

LUDACRIS: Let’s just say I’m happy that he’s captured. And that’s all
that needs to be known.

PHILLIPS: I’m waiting for the next rap song.

Ludacris, you have fun tonight. I know a lot of the soldiers are exciting
about seeing you perform.

LUDACRIS: Yes, man, I’m excited about performing also. Thanks for having
me.

PHILLIPS: You bet. Take care.


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