No one can deny the fact that rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges is very generous when it comes to giving back to his community. But he also blesses other communities by picking up the tab for groceries at Whole Foods, Costco and other stores.

Whole Foods shopper Therra Cathryn raised eyebrows when she wrote about her experience with a clean cut man who paid for her groceries when her items became mixed up with his at the cash register.

Cathryn, who ran into financial problems recently, was given a Whole Foods gift card to purchase food for her pets -- over $350 worth.

Ludacris was also in the Whole Foods shopping that day.

"While in line, I was so tired and the food for my pets kind of ended up in with the stuff of the guy ahead of me on the conveyor belt," she wrote in a Facebook.com post dated July 30.

“'Whoa,' I said to the very pretty cashier, 'Oh no, sorry, that's mine. So sorry.'

"The guy in front of me said, 'I might as well get it,'" she continued.

"He wanted to buy food for my pets. I even clumsily tried to stop the cashier at a certain amount, because the gift card was for $250 and I had gone way over, which at Whole Foods is far too easy to do."

Cathryn said she declined the man's offer to buy her pet food.

"He stopped me, 'I said I got this,'" he said.

When he left the store, the cashier informed Cathryn who her benefactor was.

After Cathryn's Facebook post was picked up by mainstream media outlets, the NY Times did a little digging and found over 100 posts on social media documenting Ludacris' numerous trips to grocery stores, where he picks up the tab for shoppers in affluent area codes.

 

 

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  • cpatterson_22

    i didnt want to point this out considering it was a good deed. Life cant be to hard if you shopping at Whole Foods.

  • Fire & Ice

    Agreed. If they're shopping in Whole Foods or Fresh Market, they can afford their groceries.

  • stav

    That's so unnecessary to buy food for those who can afford to shop at these places, it's the equivalent of "celebrities" always getting comped for this and that , and those swag bags they receive at award events etc. This seems like he just wanted to mentioned in the media. I dislike him and Tyrese, they both come off as thinking too highly of themselves because they parlayed one thing (rap, and singing) into movies(neither can act). Would have been nice if he'd gone to places where help is truly needed, and done so anonymously, and not to get a social media post.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I deleted an entire paragraph in my post pertaining to him blessing folk at Whole Foods. ? And paying $350 for gourmet dog food at that. ? But I didn't want to sound judgmental, because he does give back to our people.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Still goes right on up there with a deed is a deed no matter who gets it with me. I shop at Whole Foods and I have limited resources at times. So...I cant get free groceries if I needed some and happened to be at Whole Foods? Whole thing is silly. Bc much as I cannot stand his short 5 foot 0 ass....Luda has always given back to his folks. So shit let him spread love to whomever he can spread it on at this point. He has been giving to causes since he was a very young man. Bless you Chris.

  • dru and neil

    You’re on hard times but spending 250.00 on dog food? Apparently not hard enough. That’s a privileged type of broke I never heard of.

  • FukkFolks2018

    And last I heard Food Stamps are taken at Whole Foods and it says costco too. Which its taken there as well. He got this lady dog food. But how do we know how these folks are paying for their groceries? Tend to yall own gatdamn grocery habits.

  • dru and neil

    If that woman was buying designer dog food with that gift card instead of people food for herself I doubt she’s that hard up for anything.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm so confused by this story. She only had the gift card but spent over $200 on dog food. And she was on hard times? II mus have misread as I skimmed the write-up.

  • dru and neil

    I was in there last week wasting money, so I’m not against the place, I just don’t think that woman is broke. If she is, her priorities are messed up, spending that much on high end dog food.

  • dru and neil

    I’m not even hard up for cash and still buy my dog the store brand generic kibbles n bits. I’m not going nuts spending too much money on an eight year old dog’s food.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    In related news, I literally took my brother into Whole Foods over the weekend to prove a point (about food access/income/wealth). He's Jamaican (born and lives there) and we were having a whole conversation about American blacks v Carribbeans. I can't wait for him to get his papers so he can actually SEE ish for himself.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's what I say. .. Keep giving

  • Wreckognize Game

    She might have watched the Good Times episode with the neighbor they suspected of eating dog food and thought it was a good idea.

  • Logan Roberts

    Ludacris how is Tamika Fuller doing? Did she ever get over you stealing her daughter?

  • xenaD

    Y’all I am crying ? ???
    Y’all are so fn petty tonight!!!
    This week must’ve been hard on y’all cause...
    anyway nice job on Ludacris’ behalf
    Wen I’m standing in line I pray I win “the lucky shopper” (once a day a person is “randomly” picked to get their groceries free)
    I’m just so cheap I never ever ever want to pay for anything... clothes, shoes, bags, bills, literally anything
    But y’all funny as phuck today ??

  • Fire & Ice

    Gourmet dog food ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    I laughed out loud because I'm not spending that on my 12 year old dog's food either.

  • Fire & Ice

    I just watched that episode
    last night ???.

  • Rachel

    Their struggle is different from ours. Plus if times get hard a dog is the last thing we will think about struggling to feed. He better eat the scraps and leftovers.

  • MsPam

    This reminds me of th episode of Good Times, when the elderly woman made meatloaf for the Evans and everyone thought it made out of dog food.?????

  • Li-Wright

    OT: If you're not following this 11 Children in New Mexico story you should. It's scary and heartbreaking.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amalia-new-mexico-inside-compound-11-children-discovered-siraj-wahhaj/

  • Li-Wright

    Did he know she was spending money on dog food? Why would he give her $300 for DOG food?

  • Li-Wright

    $300 is a lot of money go pay for dog food.

  • missmiami305

    Wtf spends almost $400 on dog food!!!! That old hag didn’t need his money imo. Neither did the YT chick bragging about living in the affluent neighborhood ?. It’s his money tho. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cedfa5dfb8da51e3a5a2065be32f9dcec873208f2f6066e82ec05069a075d171.gif

  • missmiami305

    Chile I know Ypipo like to feed their pets steaks, organic veggies and etc. Sn, it grinds my gears when I see non-service animals in the grocery store. Seriously, not everyone is pet friendly. But that’s another post lol

  • missmiami305

    Dayum lol!

  • missmiami305

    I said the same. But, you know YT folk hard times and black folk hard times are completely different.

  • missmiami305
  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I don't care for Asians, but a few weeks ago, an old Asian woman was ahead of me in the checkout line. She was trying to buy milk with a maxed out EBT card. The cashier was gently trying to explain that the card had reached its limit. Because I have a soft spot for the elderly, I paid for her milk. The old biddy didn't even thank me. ?

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Asians are rude af and the funny thing is thet demand one way respect from others. I hope she choke on that milk with her ungrateful ass

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Someone once randomly paid for my gas. $40 back when that was enough for a full tank. I was so touched i spent $40 and the dollar store getting stuff for the homeless

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    LMAO! The cashier thanked me. Maybe I should go back and buy him some milk. LOL

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Yessss see thats a good soul right there. Kim soo young out there paying someone dust as if you didnt not only save her from looking dumb with that ebt but literally bought her food smfh

  • dru and neil

    Lmao!!!

  • dru and neil

    The brick oven pizza is my fav.

  • dru and neil

    I’m inclined to believe all that expensive meaty food may give our old dogs the runs anyway.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    My dogs eat people food. Baked chicken or salmon... steamed vegetables... rice... potatoes... and fruit. My little dog loves carrots. I cook them until they're soft, cool them in the fridge, and serve them as treats. Every blue moon, I make them pancakes with jelly and turkey bacon! They go nuts when that bacon starts sizzling.

  • rashaad white

    Great deed indeed. Way to go Luda! The middle class never gets anything for free...nothing. So this probably took them y storm! Thanks Luda for such a nice gesture. Poor, middle or upper class....nice gesture!!

  • pure_rachet

    I used to cut thin chicken strips and wrap them around a sweet potato and put them in the oven. Also mixed bread, peanut butter and banana to make cookies. dogs love it.

  • indano

    An act of kindness..... Good 4 Ludacris....

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    God thanks u. U will get a blessing dear

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Whole Foods expensive like hell

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Have you seen the latest videos of Asians attacking black women in a nail salon? I was thinking about ordering Chinese from a new spot, but the reviews were so poor, I changed my mind. Lots of people complaining about the rude service.

  • pure_rachet

    This write up is crazy. I'm calling fake news. Sorry Sandra. I still love you.

  • pure_rachet

    for lots of stuff yes, but they are reasonable on fresh seafood and have a variety. Other than that, you won't see my black ass in there!!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    That bread, peanut butter, and bananas sounds good! I'll try it.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I felt badly for her. I envisioned her eating dry cornflakes from an equally dry bowl.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I did and it made my blood boil!!! Girl i aint been in any establishment ran by them i buy my weave hair from a black owned shop i get my nails done at a mexican owned place and if i want chinese i go where there's hispanic people or black people cooking. Fawk those asians they orgasm if a white person pay them a tiny bit of attention but they shit on every other race. I make it a point to remind their yellow asses that they're minorities too!

  • KLove

    FYI in case yall didnt know, if you get the Whole Foods app on your phone, and you are an Amazon Prime member, log in to the app with your Amazon creds and you get a discount code for the cashier to scan every time you go there!

  • Stationarity

    What was the argument? I am curious.

  • Stationarity

    If you are rich that’s a lot. I know people who make six figures who ain’t spending that. It’s a ridiculous amount if you are on hard times.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Last night I spent $70 and I still have no food. I didn’t get any meat, cheese, milk or bread. I just bought oil, spices and like two frozen meals and a few produce items?...mind you the cashier gave me the amazon prime discount. Took a whole dollar off. I’ve been waiting for the chance to rant about While Foods?

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    So... I’m really stuck on the $250 for pet food. If I have $250 to spend at Whole Foods I’m not buying pet food?
    My coworker spent $250 on prescription cat food because her cat stopped eating and that’s what the vet told her to get. And she spent $600 on a cat enema. I looked at her like...what bish???

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    That’s how I grew up! Dogs ate boiled rice and meat scraps. Fuq is wrong with people?

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    The hot breakfast is scrumptious every time.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    With a gift card for pet food?

  • GAPeach

    She could have put some water on those cornflakes like Craig parents told him to do in Friday.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    And she tried to stop him but he insisted. Sounds like he was doing the most...for what?

  • GAPeach

    And the writeup also said she was having financial problems.

  • Rayne

    Damn! Did she even eat that day?

  • Tlowe89

    I have a pet and she stays her shedding ass at home during trips to the grocery store

  • GuestSTAR

    LMAO!!!

  • Nonya Bizness

    His money is not my money, so I'm not going to complain about what the woman bought. The gift card was given to her for Whole Foods from a friend.She's not a Whole Foods Shopper. She was broke and struggling, per the story on her FB. She didn't spend $350 on just pet food. She was buying food for herself, her disabled brother, and the pets."I was out of a lot of things at home and I hadn’t added things in my head correctly. My head hasn’t worked all month due to stress. Nothing has worked all month.
    He stopped me, "I said I got this," he said.
    All of this, he told me. All of my groceries." <<<<< All of her Groceries. Not all of her dog food.

  • PlayerP

    That's why I call it Whole Paycheck

  • Rayne

    Water and sugar makes milk from where I’m from ?

  • GAPeach

    LMAO! That's a new one.

  • Li-Wright

    OT: I'm behind the times. Just saw this video with Michelle Wms song, Say Yes. She's a dynamite singer. Why isn't she a bigger star?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBEl7nzOB_M

  • Li-Wright

    OT: The Beyonce JayZ tour is in Chicago, but tickets are available. They didn't sell out. Thought you might want to know.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    He’s always giving back, what a good deed.

  • Allihave2say

    You need to start couponing!

  • GuestSTAR

    You walk into Whole Foods with $350 and you'll walk out with a bag half full of groceries.
    I love their salad bar tho. Last time I went I headed straight there and loaded up cause everything looked so good. After they weighed that bad boy at the register, it was a little over $20. That was my semi annual treat.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Facts. I probly could have paid someone to coupon FOR me and got some real food at another store.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Don’t look like it?
    She like 45 but she stopped growing when she was 8?
    Sweet thing though. I be like buy some new cats with that vet money.

  • Alextra Ballard

    That is precisely why I won't step foot in one.. I figured that!

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Time for a new cat

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Pets dont need fancy food .. What are they going to do complain ??? They dont know what they are eating they just happy to have food and dont have to hunt for it !!!!!

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Better shop at the dollar store and have more than enough food for everybody and the neighbors !!

  • Fire & Ice

    ????

  • Fire & Ice

    Ikr..throw the whole damn cat away ? ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    GS: You walk into Whole Foods with $350 and you'll walk out with a bag half full of groceries.

    You ain't never lied.

    I have tried to shop at Whole Foods but I am a single earner household.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    White folks love their pets.

    For some of them their pets are like their children.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You ain't never lied.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    CW: The old biddy didn't even thank me.

    *dead* and petty

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.

    All of these 'good' deeds won't erase the crap he did to his baby's mama.

  • BingBangBoom

    Yeah they high but have you ever fried the chicken?

  • Solstice

    ‘her shedding ass’ lmao!! ??

  • Rayne

    ???

  • justlooking

    Wooptie doo

  • Logan Roberts

    Tamika Fuller & I are not impressed sir?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    LMAO! I forgot about that scene!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ingraham: ‘America We Know and Love Doesn’t Exist Anymore’ in Some Places Because of ‘Massive Demographic Changes’

    Because in some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people and they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed. Now, much of this is related to both illegal and in some cases legal immigration that of course progressives love

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/ingraham-america-we-know-and-love-doesnt-exist-anymore-in-some-places-look-at-massive-demographic-changes/

    Sandra, I hope you have your things packed because you and other LEGAL immigrants are about to be deported.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did you even read the article you linked? She's talking about illegal immigrants changing the demographics in certain areas thanks to Obama and the Democrats.

    "She brought up the case of Juan Ramon Vasquez, who was previously deported and later rearrested and convicted for child rape.

    “If only such heartbreaking stories were isolated events, they are not,” Ingraham said."

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There you go spreading lies and misinformation. When the truth hurts, distract the masses with lies. The truth shall set you liberals free.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/19401d2aa14ca1b9b415156c096eb21cd345c09b22824d437e74ee16fdc69f89.jpg

  • P0shzZ0la

    Yeah well....Ludacris is simply doing what he wants to do with his money. However, I did find out more about Lebron's school. His intentions may or may not have been pure; however, taxpayers are picking up 75% of the school's funding. LeBron is responsible for $2million per year until the "public" school is filled then his obligation ends. The school has only two-grades. Check this video out. The brother here explains it and he's not negative or tries to put Lebron down or anything. But he explains, as I always know, that the media never gives the whole story. It's no surprise because black people are extremely vulnerable and go by "feelings" not facts. Anyway check the video out it's interesting and not too long.
    https://youtu.be/gf1FQG0mrDo

  • dru and neil

    Who knows. All I know is that I’ve never been at Whole Foods and felt bad for a single person there, even the employees have an air about themselves.

  • GuestSTAR

    I have never fried or tried their chicken, but I have tried a few hot dishes and they were pretty good, but hell that's weighed to......SMDH. A co-worker picked up some breakfast and it smelled and looked really good, but I refuse to get caught up.

  • Hummingbird_225

    Maybe the 2nd date they added didn’t sell out but I went last night and it was packed from the floor to the top. ??????????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Thanks! Yet Sandra mad at somebody upstairs for not having their facts straight ????? LOL.

  • justlooking

    With all due respect, anybody can throw up a chart.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6df0c24bd2e475107a029cd9e0795a78c94951c75c7b75890d3683c5d66dace4.jpg

    Trump inherited what Obama created and Obama inherited the foundation of the previous President. But you already knew that.

    Source Bureau of Labor

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did you listen to her original monologue?

    She included legal immigrants.

    Illegals are hired by business owners who are usually Republicans otherwise they wouldn't come to the country.

    Trump already signed an executive order to review the status of any legal immigrant who received any benefits from the government and bar them from becoming permanent citizens.

    Enjoy your life in America while you can.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Post your lies elsewhere.

  • BingBangBoom

    Proceed with caution

  • chaisun

    prices are down since they were brought out by amazon, which is problematic in itself since they are pro monsanto. I find their prices to be on par with trader joes now.

  • Faithz

    Exactly Right about that...Ingram was doing what Fox news almost always does, and that is race bait..God never intended for America, Or the World for that matter to be white, and the blacks who think Ingram Or Trump love them better they had better think twice, because Trump don't give a ciiiiit about nobody but his rich as country butter friends, and family

  • Faithz

    Trump is taking aim at the FBI, Special Council, and the Justice Dept today, and We know its not right. I trust that God will work this out like it's supposed to be worked out, and as We know God will work things out for the World with this Trump Mess right on time like he always does.
    PS
    Trump supposed to have worked things out with Kim in NK But things are just as bad as they was before him , and Kim ever met... He suppopsed to have better Health Care than OBama had,,,My Question is where is Trump Health Care that is Better. You know Rod Trump is a lame as Loser...
    I cosigns You...

  • shelly

    And no white men commits crimes it’s just Mexicans. Sandra shut the hell up

  • Faithz

    The US is the Country with the Highest Debt over 14 Trillion, and counting...
    , and Trump is as happy as a baby in a dry Diaper because he made all of his friends , and himself Richer, and the middle class and poorest among Us Poorer. The small raise that was given to the middle class has been eaten up by the high cost of Medical Cost, and them stupid Tariff, the middle class are the ones who will pay for this mess until our grandchildren, grandchildren , and their great grandchildren passes away , And it don't matter Rod if we are white, purple are blue there will always be poor Whites too, Just saying. We just have to let the blacks who are Trump Followers keep thinking like they think ..Because many of them think Trump can walk on water, Wink, Wink,,,

  • $255880266

    Yeah.. I read about that. Not surprising that part of the story won't be told by the mainstream media. Nor will any followups be done when it closes.

  • BingBangBoom

    Exactly. People are so transparent

  • $255880266

    A new cat is only $50.

  • P0shzZ0la

    EXACTLY....The thing about it like the brother mentioned in the video. The Lebron school talking about free transportation, free lunch, etc...schools offer that anyway at the taxpayer's expense..! They always try to play black people and do it while putting another black person upfront.

  • JENNYJONES1

    LOL!!!! DIDN'T SHE ALREADY TELL THE WORLD THAT LUDA LOVES THE DOGS AND SPENDS OVER $5 A MONTH ON HIS DOGS.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Ozad

    Damn!!! the trolls out today!!! in full force!!!

  • Ozad

    They love to cherry pick crimes by mexicans and "illegals"..but stay quiet on the fanatical white men that kill large amounts of people with their beloved AR 15's...and truthfully Sandra you, nigerians, asians and other legal immigrants are changing America's demographic far more that the "illegals" your right wing nut compatriot's love to spew out of their mouths.

  • Nik

    I dogsat for my sister a while ago and she had lamb and gravy with rice or something for her dog. I said GTHOH!

  • Nik

    LMBO@ "high end".

  • Ozad

    wouldn't that be the ultimate Karma, a successful immigrant that is pro Trump and pro so called conservative values be forced to leave America because of being classified as an immigrant. I know plenty of legal African and caribbean immigrants scared to go out of the country for the fear they will have trouble re entering or be detained while coming back home. Just shameful how Auntie supports these racist fools.

  • Nik

    I'm crying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bemetoo

    off topic ..Garden did yall here that the judge ruled that USHER must hand over his medical records in his herpes case... like i said before usher has a bumpy dack

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im not sure why you feel it won't be. Im sure if it does close it will be covered just like Deion Sanders was. Media won't play faves. Why would they? They are both black men.

    Wishing the school the best.

  • JENNYJONES1

    HMM DO WHITE PEOPLE EVER GO DIGGING TO FIND 'THE WHOLE STORY' AND QUICKLY POST WHEN SOMETHING GREAT IS PUT OUT IN THE MAIN MEDIA ABOUT 1 OF THEM THAT WILL HOPEFULLY BECOME CONTAGIOUS AND START A MOVEMENT OF MORE PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS FOR OTHERS? JUST WONDERING. CRABS WILL ALWAYS STAY IN THE BUCKET...........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    I GUESS PAUL WALKER'S DEATH ISN'T AFFECTING HIS MONEY ANYMORE. NICE DEED THOUGH.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • dru and neil

    I have had friends who cook their dogs food on the stove, dogs eating better than a lot of folks in the world. The generic store brand kibbles n bits suit my dog just fine.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Here in Cali plenty black people shop at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Sprouts, Gelson's, Aldi's. I only shop at these stores. So...……...I rarely shop at the other stores here like Stater Bros, Ralph's, Albertson's, Walmart, Smart and Final, Sam's Club.

  • Li-Wright

    This is nothing new. Even Magic Johnson opened schools and had them named after him. They were public schools. Alternative schools. I knew Lebron's school was a public school. Sean John opened a charter school.
    I'm sure Lebron is putting some money in the school, whether it's scholarships or school supplies. This brother is out of place.

  • missmiami305

    That’s crazy and scary! He should have settled. Medical records are off limits imo.

  • missmiami305

    How was the show? Any different from her solo tours or the previous OTR tour?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Lol ???

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Crazy

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me either Chile I ain’t came up yet

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    ummmmm.... it's a bit rude to mention "affluent" for this post. The point is, he does random acts of kindness and that alone should be applauded.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Two million a year until a quota is met is still very very generous. Unlike 'Prime Time", Lebron is smart with his generosity. If the community wants better schools for their children, they should foot most of the bill. Lebron's portion should be minimal, but enough to serve as a positive impact.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    You still in ALL CAPS I see. lol.. xo JennyJones1

  • pecancandy

    Cat enema....stop growing when she was 8? Would have given that cat a Fleet and put the other 598 in my pocket.

  • ?? ?ee?? ???

    He is such an evil person. He has done people so dirty in life behind the scenes. These phoney acts of kindness ain’t even fooling nobody.

  • ?? ?ee?? ???

    He’s as fake as a $2 bill. You got to look up Shawna’s interview on YouTube with Vlad TV. He had her blacklisted because he was jealous of her getting more shine than him. Total bitch move. Then he took that baby from her mother. That ain’t right.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    Unfortunately, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s both still have evolving to do in terms of appreciating, valuing, and respecting black customers.

  • the guest

    Agreed.

  • the guest

    Somebody very powerful wanted to humiliate, and out, Usher.

  • the guest

    Speak!

  • hottlanta

    Sandra please let's discuss Neffi last night on Vanzant when she talking bout sucking another man's penis and Vanzant told her she should have taken a tic tac. She had a whole lot going on even for me. Omarosa played some of her tape but they gonna make an example outta her and have her arrested for bringing that tape in the famous situation room.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's a public-private partnership that his foundation is contributing millions toward. Like you said, nothing new there. And it's starting off with 2 grades (3rd and 4th) and will gradually expand from 1st to 8th grades by 2022. Not a big secret there either.
    Its funny how people are always trying to dig up negativity on somebody's else's good deed, acting like they're "exposing the real truth" about stuff. Sad.

  • hottlanta

    The court gave him the baby because the mom was a sorry parent. The child was not kidnapped. Mom gave one child up and never came back for her but oh because this dude had money she was finally gonna settle down to be a mom. Being a REAL/TRUE mom doesn't give you the luxury to decide which child you gonna be a mom to because of finances. Whether poor or rich you are a mom regardless of money. Why you mad at him and not the mom. Having a vagina doesn't give us automatic rights as mom in courts. We wanted equal rights as men so we have them but we can't cry foul when it doesn't go our way. Had he not wanted the child and the child had to go to foster care to be raised by someone else folks would be bitching about that. Mom played herself by being GREEDY.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Generally, a woman has to be a pretty bad mother for the courts to decide to take custody from the mom and give it to the father. The court system had a lot more information about this situation than you or I do, and they decided it was in the best interest of the child to give the father custody. Don't be mad at the man for that.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's amazing how people can use twisted facts & "statistics" to support their false narrative.
    We all know Trump walked into a good economic situation that had been trending upward for years... while Obama inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression. If people aren't willing to acknowledge even those basic facts, it's a lost cause trying to reason with them.

  • ?? ?ee?? ???

    Nope. Not at all. In Atlanta money and high powered attorneys will get you whatever verdict you want. The same thing happened with Tameka and Usher when he took her children. These men just didn’t want to cut a check for child support.

  • Kimberly King

    Yea I don’t like the way he treated his second baby mama. He basically took custody so he wouldn’t have to pay her for 18 years.

  • Kimberly King

    I think it’s because if he puts in too much it could be deemed a private school.

  • ?? ?ee?? ???

    Foul smh

  • hottlanta

    Please Tameka first husband got custody of the kids he had by her. Everyman she has kids by has the kids and they are both lying on her. Face the facts some women are not meant to be mothers when they give birth. Women fall in love with the fantasy of motherhood which is programmed by society. But when the baby comes reality steps in and they can't handle it.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I hear you, and not to judge your choices in dog food, but as a dog lover myself I do wish to point out...
    paying for higher quality dog foods tends to keep them healthier longer, and prolongs their life overall. My wife insisted on buying higher end dog food for our dog from the beginning. I thought it was kind of unnecessary at first, but the dog is 10 now, and now I'm glad she did. He looks younger than other dogs his age, and he runs around and has way more energy than you'd expect for a dog his age. We want to have him around as long as we can, and feeding him better quality food definitely will help us do that.

  • MsPam

    Me and you both, I stay in TJ’s and Sprouts!

  • MsPam

    Speak for yourself!

  • MsPam

    Y’all please pray for Aretha Franklin! ??

  • No Love Lost

    Obama took us out of an 8yr recession. That being said, Obama 's job creation by numbers..Created 2.9 million jobs in 2012, created 2.33 million jobs in 2013, created 3.11 million jobs in 2014, created 2.74 million jobs in 2015, created 2.24 jobs in 2016. While Trump has only created 2.05 jobs, the LOWEST in 6 yrs. That would tell you how much of an impact Obama has.

    GDP GROWTH 
    Obama 
    5.1% Q2 2014
    4.9% Q3 2014
    4.7% Q4 2011
    4.5% Q4 2009

    Trump 
    4.1% Q2 2018

    Obama was named the greatest President for a reason.

  • Solstice

    A $2 bill is real currency. ? But I agree with everything else you said! ?

  • P0shzZ0la

    Did you view the video? The point is "how much of his own" money he wants to spend. A private school would definitely be "his" school. Taxpayers are footing most of the bill for this school. This is a public school not much different than any other except the nice decor. But it's not "his" school, which they are trying to make it out to be. It's the same with most black "celebrities." They are simply the face to excite black people (like Diddy with Chirac) into thinking that black people are " there and doing it" when it's far from the truth. His foundation (all rich people have a foundation for tax purposes) will contribute until the school is occupied will be a tax write-off of course. By the way, there's nothing wrong with what Lebron is doing, but they should tell the TRUTH about the deal.

  • P0shzZ0la

    NO...it's about exposing the TRUTH not what they are trying to make it out to be. Taxpayers are footing most of the bill of the school with LeBron's name attached to it. It's much like Diddy with Ciroc. Black people were fooled into thinking it was Diddy's company/or that he owned a large share of the company when he was only the "brand ambassador" in order to sell more alcohol to black people. Or like Jayz with the Net...BWAHAHA he only owned roughly 1/15 of 1 percent of the team..! They tried to make it look like JayZ had a HUGE stake in the team. It's all about grand standing. The point is that they should tell the truth. They know that black people are the most gullible and naive, especially with their dollars.

  • datjerk

    He had to have known she was "unfit" when he married and had more kids. I mean like you said, the ex husband took the first set of kids.

  • the guest

    Middle Class people in affluent area codes are the ones who actually need someone to pick up grocery tab every now and then. Middle Class people are not rich and they are not poor or working class qualifying for charity and benefits, therefore the middle class struggles to survive and sustain. This is why there are people who have found that being poor is more advantageous than being middle class.

    The rich can afford to spend hundreds even thousands per week on groceries. The poor have food benefits and food banks. Whereas, middle class people may have good jobs but work 50 hours a week and everything goes to rent, gas for the car to get to and from work, medical and dental insurance premiums, and groceries.

    I do not care for Ludacris’ music nor his abusive actions in his personal life, however, I do commend his helping middle class people with their groceries because no one thinks about the middle class.

  • the guest

    He took custody also to spite his baby mama because he got caught cheating on his girlfriend. Eudoxie appears to be a lovely person, but she’s also spiteful. She didn’t want Luda having to communicate and co-parent with the “break baby mama” so she supported his taking custody. No way that little girl is loved the way she would be loved by her mother.

  • the guest

    I’m referencing the well known news stories about Whole Foods mistreatment of their black customer base. The Whole Foods CEO even wrote an open letter on diversity a few years back to counter discrimination at some stores.

    It’s a good thing to value and appreciate customers of color.

  • the guest

    Well, Usher’s sure feeling the karma for his cruelty and using his money to buy the court’s favor.

    Now Usher has to hand over his medical records to court that can’t be bought by him and is unimpressed with his fame.

  • the guest

    Amen to that.

  • the guest

    The secret to shopping at Whole Foods is their store coupons multiply. If you have a Whole Foods coupons for $2.00 off of Pacific soup, then that $2.00 off applies to multiple purchases of that item. The Whole Foods 360 brand is often priced less than the big box supermarket store brands.

    At standard big box grocery stores, coupons apply to one item.

  • the guest

    Because they signed up for Beyonce to be the star. They probably have non-compete clauses in their contracts.

  • the guest

    This is the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard.

  • the guest

    they orgasm if a white person pay them a tiny bit of attention

    ****

    Deep.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Every time she tries to leave earth, yet pulls through I change my gravi. Was my gravi for a long time at one point bc I always felt it was a dope pic. Prayers for Aretha.

  • ?? ?ee?? ???

    Yes. Karma doesn’t forget addresses.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Omg. I just watched an interview Shawnna (an old artist of his) did and she said that he kept her from attending the BET Awards and all of the events associated with it. The interview was old but I randomly came across it last week.

  • the conscious one

    These black celebrities are problematic. Stop following them.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    So what I'm reading is basically when he shops he is generous enough to grab the tab of the person who is fortunate enough to be behind him.. and the problem is what...SMH Whats so good about it is he didn't have the cameras in his face to do it NOOOOR does he go on nonsocial media and brag about it..

  • Renee Bee

    Don't forget when Luda believed he was Suge Knight and made Tity Boy buy out his contract and change his name to 2Chains. Plus he gets a percentage of whatever he makes.
    (Random info in my brain. Lol.)

  • Kimocha

    But why? Did she say why?

  • Kimocha

    Yesss.... The more money the more power....it don't matter who is the better parent when it comes down to it.... it's about the money and when you got that... you can hire the best, dirtiest attorneys around...

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Wow!

    Look at the troll

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    ok......THIS has always been a problem for me......You struggling and I think her husband had just passed and she had med bills debt BUT you go buy 250$ worth food for PETS!!!!!! I just don't get it...(maybe i'm wrong) i read so many stories about struggling but you use your last to feed pets..... However Big Ups To Luda.....genuine from the heart...no cameras --no social media .....

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    I never looked @ it that way! Good point

  • the conscious one

    I'm not a troll, If you dont understand what I mean ask for clarification or move on.

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    Now that i agree with.....MONEY gets you what you want.....I always said if Tameka was such aBAD mom....why did she retain custody of her older children????? If the Raymond children were in danger wouldn't the Glover children be as well??? MONEY (and Usher knew that she would've been spiteful as hell...LOL!)

  • Shawty

    That let's you know its not a publicity stunt. Love it. He didn't say let me feed your pets. He paid for WHATEVER she had on the belt. She chose those items not him, he just paid for her purchases. LOVE IT!

  • Shawty

    I agree....never looked at it that way but great point made.

  • Shawty

    Gotta balance the dirty deeds out somehow!

  • Shawty

    I guess it doesn't matter what you do people gonna hate regardless. It was a kind act no matter who did it and who it was done for. Let's leave it at that! (I said that because of the comments I read down below)

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    To post that under a positive post about a black man (celeb or not) that didn't look for kudos and accolades or even tell the person involved who he was is promoting negativity. I was being nice by saying Troll.

    But I'll listen to why a positive example should be tainted with a comment like that. You have the floor

  • Carrington

    Love this concept... but, typically, people who shop in Whole Foods and the Epicurian Market don't need financial assistance. Guess you can't really go to the hood and do it in Walmart though, or everybody would be expecting you to pay for their groceries... damned if you do.

  • hottlanta

    That baby riding in a private jet while other folks argue over her sorry azz mom who left her 1st daughter behind n never came back 2 get her. U guess she was to mommy experiment with this baby 2 see can she hang. Sorry being a mom doesnt afford u thé luxury 2 b a mom when u feel like it. This aint lil girls playing barbie dream house.

  • hottlanta

    She was proven by the courts of being a sorry azz mom. Had she not been greedy she would b still getting those checks.

  • hottlanta

    Everytime he stump his toe folks gonna bring up his kids. When he was the right thing by looking out for his kids. Tameka will never get a mother of the year award. Women hate 2 admit that some women are lousy mothers but we stay mad at the father for going thru the court 2 get n take care of his own kids.

  • the guest

    The pizza is fab.

  • the guest

    ...ripped from her mother before she even weened from breastfeeding. Luda and his wife are cruel for that. That baby went through painful weening and grieving and they didn’t care. Tamika asked for a few more months to ween her and Luda refused. He insisted on taking her immediately. Real kind soul he is.

  • dru and neil

    That’s so sweet actually. Sometimes I think I don’t care about my old dog like I used to and just waiting for her to pass on, but the other day she got out the yard and I started having a panic attack at the thought of that old dog being gone forever. We do love our furry friends.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She said she didn't know why. She said as far as she was concerned there were no hard feelings.

    She said she even had an opportunity to be on the cypher but him and Chaka (???) prevented her from attending all events. So she didn't go.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Wow. I didn't know that!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Love when they do this even if I don't love them....

  • Pnthr

    Call me petty but I am never buying groceries for any white person, let alone a well off one living in an affluent area.

    Isn't this the same Ludacris who claimed he was broke in court when his babymama wanted child support?

  • Pnthr

    She was given a gift card for Whole Foods by a friend.

  • EasyBreezy

    ...and then he seized FULL custody of the child to avoid paying child support for his 'break' baby. So sad- when by all indications, the mom was able, willing, and wanting full or shared custody. This story was on the news for several weeks. If you live in ATL, you know this story. How nice that Luda pays for groceries, but I lost respect for him when he F**KED HIS LONG TIME FRIEND, GOT HER PREGNANT, DID NOT WANT TO PAY HER CHILD SUPPORT, SO DECIDED TO TAKE FULL CUSTODY. He won, but Lord knows I do not know how. Oh, I remember! It was suggested he was in collusion with the judge on the case. #offMySoapboxNow

  • EasyBreezy

    OMG! Yes, let's talk about Neffi. There is quite a bit going on there.

  • EasyBreezy

    #ILoveSprouts

  • EasyBreezy

    Oh! Do tell.

  • EasyBreezy

    Trust me. He had a high-powered attorney, was in collusion with the judge, and scored a win. He is a mentally sick man for doing that. He will have to answer.......

  • hottlanta

    Did u see it. The whole office is buzzing. Vanzant gave her a scholarship 2 get help n didnt take advantage of it. She is so self absorbed she is not even thinking that she is embarassing her kids talking bout oral sexing another man based on his conversation.

  • Renee Bee

    Yes Girl! DIRTY!!!

  • ??LordHell2TheNaw??

    Right there with you...is he crazy!?

  • LaGrl562

    Yeah I will never get over that.........................straight BS

  • Dainese

    HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Say as loud as Luda raps so he can hear you all the way in the MF back.

  • Kimberly King

    You sound mad.

  • Hummingbird_225

    TBH it was a lot of Jay Z which I didn’t mind. She rearranged some of her music and cut down on the band. Overall I really can’t complain. It was a good show. Chicago LOVES Jay so we were more hyped about him. ????