Jeb Bush, Ludacris Meet At Georgia State House

An usual encounter between the former Florida governor and ... Ludacris.

ByShushannah Walshe
March 19, 2015, 12:37 PM
PHOTO: Jeb Bush and rapper Ludacris cross paths at the Georgia state house in Atlanta, March 19, 2015.
Jeb Bush and rapper Ludacris cross paths at the Georgia state house in Atlanta, March 19, 2015.
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— -- Remember that time Jeb Bush and Ludacris met on the floor of the Georgia statehouse? It may sound like the set-up of a joke, but it happened today with the 2016 hopeful and rapper both addressing state lawmakers in Atlanta.

The former Florida governor was scheduled to speak this morning to both the state Senate and members of the House of Representatives, and before the two met, Bush joked to members of the state Senate: "I actually came here because I was told Ludacris was going to be here.”

Bush then praised the entertainer, who was being honored on the floor of the chamber for his work at his philanthropy, the Ludacris Foundation, which has donated over $1.5 million to youth programs across the country.

John McCain. The Obama campaign criticized the song in which Ludacris raps that Bush is “mentally handicapped” and “Hillary hated on you, so that b**** is irrelevant.”

ABC News' Arlette Saenz contributed to this report.

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