For a rapper who only makes music that is negative, misogynist, and materialistic, he tries something different with this song as a way of addressing a more serious, sympathetic message to listeners. However, this song can also been seen as a token, sympathy song for his album "Release Therapy".
I mean, c'mon. You gotta be fucking kidding me. Other rappers make songs that are more penetrating, comes from the heart and honest about this type of lifestyle and "Runaway Love" gets a Grammy? To me, this song is dishonest and something only to win sympathy in order to cover up negative news about Ludacris. In that case, he should have made more songs like this on his earlier albums. Then again, he's a mainstream rapper. See example below:
Realistic non-conformist with common sense: What? You gotta be friggin' kidding me! Of all the literature written on child abuse and neglect...the Boys & Girls Club...CNN...charity organizations...You finally realize how sad this situation is after a damn Ludacris song? What? Now he's the voice of reasoning?
Mainstreamer: Well at least he tried!
RCw/CS: Tried? That should come from the heart! That's a token song! He's no different than R. Kelly who make songs about pedophilia and being a ho then make a songs on the same album of praising God! For Heaven's sake R. Kelly makes gospel/sex albums! He's an hypocrite!
Mainstreamer: OMG! You're such a hater!
RCw/CS: Don't pull that "hater card".