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Ludacris is going to play at Guantanamo Bay


Regardless of your crimes or otherwise, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp must be a pretty awful place to be a prisoner, considering the widespread allegations of torture, indefinite imprisonment without trial and the breaching of basic human rights.

But it must also be a bit of a drag to be a worker at the accompanying naval base too.

However, all that is about to change, as none other than superstar rapper Ludacris is heading over to play a gig as part of a morale-boosting event.

He'll be laying down some rhymes to celebrate US Independence Day on 4 July as part of the completely-without-irony 'Freedom Festival', which will take place at Guantanamo's Windward Ferry Landing. According to The Miami Herald, the event will be free, with, "activities for families at 6pm, the traditional fireworks show at 9pm and the three-time Grammy winner at 10 o’clock."

Last year, the event saw the Plain White T's perform, so they get all the big names down there.

Sadly for inmates, the venue is too far from the detention centre for inmates to be able to hear which is a shame, as this could have rivaled Johnny Cash for era-defining prison live shows. And if they'd got too rowdy, all he'd needed to have done was play the song above.

To get you in the mood for the show, you can enjoy Ludacris' strident feminist anthem below.

[via Gawker]