UGA took on criticism after terms of the contract for rap artist Ludacris’ performance at last Saturday’s G-Day game at Sanford Stadium were released.
In addition to a $65,000 payment, the school provided various items, including food (a loaf of whole grain bread), supplies (batteries), wine (one bottle of red and one white), toiletries (a bar of soap) and a box of condoms (Trojan magnum brand).
UGA coach Kirby Smart responded to the criticism in an interview Thursday.
“I wasn’t privy to the contract and obviously we need to do a better job of handling situations like that,” Smart said on The Paul Finebaum show Thursday.
Ludacris performed for approximately 15 minutes ahead of UGA’s spring scrimmage, which drew a crowd of more than 93,000, an SEC record. The contract was agreed to two days before the game after the rapper reached out to UGA when athletics director Greg McGarity said the school had been unsuccessful in booking an artist.