The other day, a woman named Therra Gwyn Jaramillo described, above the course of greater than 1, 200 words about Facebook, how a person named Chris had acquired her groceries at Complete Foods — $375 well worth — in a second of grave need. (She was strapped, and a new friend had sent the woman to the expensive retail store with a $250 gift idea card. )
She got not recognized her padrino at first. But shortly, the cashier informed her of which the Chris who acquired her groceries was, actually Ludacris, the artist right behind such hits as “What’s Your Fantasy? ”, “Southern Hospitality, ” “Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh! )” and “Stand Up. ”
Upon understanding who had acquired the woman groceries, Ms. Jaramillo broken into what she referred to as “the worst possible white-woman rendition” of Ludacris’s song “Rollout (My Business). ”
“Ludacris, ” she wrote. “This guy is awesome run amok. You know why? He was just doing something kind for a disheveled, harried stranger. ”
The story was no doubt heartwarming. But was it true? How could Ms. Jaramillo have been familiar enough to rap the words of “Rollout (My Business)” while at the same time failing to recognize the man born Christopher Brian Bridges, a star of five “Fast and Furious” movies and the voice of Max in the 2018 film “Show Dogs”?
We quickly found evidence that he really does shop at Whole Foods — and that he likes almonds quite a bit. Still, there were reasons to be suspicious. Ludacris, one Twitter account claimed back in May, had bought someone’s cousin’s groceries in Atlanta.