Georgia pulled out all of the stops this year for their spring game, dubbing their welcome home party for Kirby Smart as “G-Day.” If Kirby wasn’t enough to put fans in the stands, an opening act from ATL’s finest, Ludacris, would surely get them between the hedges.
Through an open records request from The Telegraph, it was revealed that to get Luda to the game it cost the Georgia athletic department $65,000 for a 15-minute pregame performance. There were also a few amenities included in the deal. Ten members of his crew received a meal valued at $40. His dressing room was fully stocked with items like Hanes t-shirts, vodka, cognac, wine, tequila, batteries and a big box of Trojan Magnum condoms.
Here’s a snippet from the show that featured a mix of “Money Maker,” “Stand Up,” “What’s Your Fantasy?” and “Yeah!” The fans seem…excited?
Georgia set an SEC Spring Game record with 93,000 in attendance, but was Ludacris’ 15-minutes of fame worth $65,000?