Ludacris Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

30th December 2015

Tweet: "Happy Bday to My brother & friend of now 15 years @tyrese you continue to inspire me and your growth is unprecedented to anyone I know! 2016 belongs to the Dreamers and you sir are one of the few true dreamers left! Love & Blessings!" Rapper/actor Ludacris sends a sweet message to celebrate his Furious 7 co-star Tyrese Gibson's 37th birthday on Wednesday (30Dec15).

14th October 2015

Fact: Rapper Ludacris and U.S. TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest have teamed up to produce a new TV drama set in the world of marching bands. The Down Beat will follow the fortunes of a fallen businessman attempting to revamp his reputation by bringing rival Atlanta, Georgia gang members together in a high school marching band.

15th May 2015

Quote: "I had a car that actually had a TV in the cap near the gas tank... When you are pumping gas, (it's) the most boring three minutes of your life. What better than to watch television while you're pumping gas?" Rapper/actor Ludacris on the craziest thing he's done while making over a motor.

8th April 2015

Quote: "That's why I buy my wife so many shoes... I love 'em all." Rapper/actor Ludacris is a big fan of women's designer heels.

8th April 2015

Quote: "I didn't appreciate them all. I made them take those jokes out. I felt they were very inappropriate. There were a lot of people that disagreed, but I don't care what those people think, that was my friend. Those did not belong in that roast." Ludacris demanded TV bosses at U.S. cable network Comedy Central pull jokes about late Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker from the recent Justin Bieber Comedy Roast.

3rd April 2015

Quote: "My 13-year-old daughter called me and had a worried sound in her voice. She said, 'Daddy I just want to tell you something... promise you won't be mad? I was at school and I was at recess and there's a boy named Hayes' - I was going crazy at this point - 'And I kissed him on the playground! April Fools!' My heart stopped. As soon as I get home, I'm gonna get her." Actor/rapper Ludacris fell victim to his teen daughter's April Fools' Day prank on Wednesday (01Apr15).

30th March 2015

Fact: Rapper/actor Ludacris and John Legend's supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen will co-host this year's (15) Billboard Music Awards. Teigen confirmed the news on Monday (30Mar15) in a statement, writing, "If my extensive collection of all 53 Now That’s What I Call Music compilations is any indication, I am both qualified and honoured to join Ludacris in hosting this amazing show that spotlights the best music and artists of the year." The 2015 Billboard Music Awards finalists will be announced next week (07Apr15) and the annual ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 17 May (15). Ludacris hosted the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

30th March 2015

Quote: "There were some Paul Walker jokes that I didn't feel like were appropriate. I was told and promised that they would edit those out... Some of those were over the line." Rapper/actor Ludacris was unhappy with some of the jokes made at the expense of his late pal at the Justin Bieber Comedy Central Roast. TV bosses airing the show this week (beg30Mar15) have promised to cut the Walker gags out of the broadcast.

25th March 2015

Fact: The 1993 Acura Legend rapper Ludacris learned to drive in features on the cover of his new album Ludaversal.

25th March 2015

Quote: "The Devil Wears Prada. I'm dead-a** serious. I love that movie. It's not even so much a chick flick... It's about leadership and focus. That's one of my favourite movies of all time, honestly. Period." Rapper and actor Ludacris is a big fan of the Meryl Streep/Anne Hathaway film.

25th March 2015

Quote: "I would definitely beat Tyrese (Gibson). He's alight (OK) but he's not f**king with me when it comes to these driving skills." Rapper/actor Ludacris insists he's the best speed racer of the Fast & Furious cast.

8th January 2015

Quote: "We chose a simple and intimate wedding that was perfect for us. We wanted the day to be about our loving commitment to each other." Ludacris' new wife Eudoxie Mbouguiengue gushes about the couple's recent impromptu wedding, which took place hours after the rapper proposed on Christmas Eve (24Dec14).

30th December 2014

Tweet: "Happy Bday to My Brother @tyrese today! I'm thankful to call u a brother and a true friend!" Rapper/actor Ludacris salutes his Fast & Furious franchise co-star Tyrese Gibson on his 36th birthday on Tuesday (30Dec14).

1st December 2014

Tweet: "Always in our hearts. Can’t believe it’s been a year already. You spirit will be felt in volumes across the world forever." Rapper/actor Ludacris pays tribute to late co-star Paul Walker, who lost his life in a car crash a year ago.

27th September 2014

Fact: Denzel Washington grew up with rapper Ludacris' father, Wayne Bridges, and they once dressed up to perform as members of The Beatles for a talent show at their local Boys' Club youth organisation in Mount Vernon, New York. Their musical skills helped the pair go on to win the competition.

13th May 2014

Quote: "It was definitely very difficult. We're all still healing from it. There's a void when we go to set, but we understand we have to carry on his legacy and this movie is going to be very special... And it's scary how much his brothers look like him and sound like him, but it's definitely a good thing." Rapper/actor Ludacris misses his late Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker while filming the seventh instalment of the franchise. Walker's brothers are serving as stand-ins for the late actor's unfinished scenes.

13th May 2014

Quote: "I had this car before the record deal, before all the fame. It has over 250,000 miles on it. I used to write music in that car, and still do. It's one of those things I will never get rid of. Ever." Rapper/actor Ludacris can't let go of his beloved 1993 Acura Legend car, which he drives to the hangar that holds his own private jet.

24th May 2013

Quote: "We both do a lot of charity in Atlanta, Georgia so we hooked up in that way and we work together a lot. She's always tunked up (caffeinated). She has a lot of energy." Rapper/actor Ludacris on his unlikely friendship with movie legend Jane Fonda.

15th April 2013

Fact: Ludacris and Jason Aldean became the latest rap/country odd couple when they teamed up for a gig at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium on Saturday (13Apr13). The gig was the first ever staged at the university venue. Ludacris joined headliner Aldean for Dirt Road Anthem. The hook-up wasn't the only collaboration of the night - Kelly Clarkson made a virtual appearance to sing Don't You Wanna Stay with Luke Bryan, who was almong the support acts to Aldean.

17th August 2012

Tweet: "Chicken & Beer Restaurant Coming To Atlanta Hartsfield Airport Concourse D In 2013!!!" Rapper Ludacris sets a launch date for his new culinary venture, which is named after his 2003 album Chicken-n-Beer.

18th July 2012

Fact: Hip-hop superproducer Timbaland is following his rap peers Pharrell Williams, Ludacris and Dr. Dre into the alcohol business - he's launching his own beverage, Le Sutra Sparkling Liqueur.

12th January 2012

Quote: "Usher is one person that I've already worked with. In terms of other artists, you can say that there's going to be a lot of surprises on here." Ludacris has a host of star-studded collaborations in store on his upcoming album Ludaversal, which is scheduled for release in May (12).

28th April 2011

Fact: Rapper/actor Ludacris is distant cousins with late comedian Richard Pryor.

18th April 2011

Quote: "We all had a lot of fun, the whole cast, it was like a family thing. They're even talking about there being a part six. Absolutely I'd like to do more." Rapper/actor Ludacris reveals there could be another installment in The Fast And The Furious movie series.

24th March 2011

Fact: Rapper/actor Ludacris has joined the star-studded cast of romantic comedy New Year's Eve, taking on a role as a New York police officer. The Area Codes hitmaker revealed the news in a post on his page and also uploaded a photo of himself with co-star Hilary Swank.

11th December 2010

Quote: "Having The Rock against Vin Diesel - that's like King Kong versus Godzilla." CHRIS 'Ludacris' BRIDGES is impressed with his FAST FIVE co-stars.

1st May 2010

Quote: “I rap really well. I can sound like Lil Wayne or Ludacris. I’m dead serious…I can spit!” Actor Ryan Phillippe is confident about his rap skills.

31st March 2010

Quote: "I had to do it... If I'm making fun of Tiger Woods, I'm making fun of myself. I think a lot of guys can relate to someone going through their cellphone... It's reality." Rapper Ludacris on his new song SEXTING, which pokes fun at Tiger Woods' cheating scandal.

5th March 2010

Fact: Rapper Ludacris' new album BATTLE OF THE SEXES features a track inspired by the Tiger Woods cheating scandal - in Sexting, the hitmaker warns his mistress that his suspicious wife has started checking his cell phone messages.

22nd October 2009

Quote: "My first rap name, when I was about nine, 10 years old, was Chris Cringle until I couldn't come up with any more Santa Claus or Christmas raps, then I had to change my rap name." Hip-hop star Ludacris almost ended up with a more seasonal stage moniker.

19th May 2009

Quote: "I was at the table of unfortunate names with Sting and Ludacris and Jon Hamm - and Bacon." Kevin Bacon on the seating arrangement at the recent White House Correspondents Dinner.

8th January 2009

Fact: Pop star Jesse Mccartney has teamed up with Southern rapper Ludacris for the remix of his new single HOW DO YOU SLEEP?.

21st November 2008

Quote: "This is the foundation's sixth year giving away turkeys and distributing food boxes for Thanksgiving. I especially look forward to this time of year because it allows me (to) directly touch the people we are trying to help." Kind-hearted rapper Ludacris enjoys giving thanks by helping out others less fortunate than himself over the U.S. holiday. The Ludacris Foundation's LudaCares programme will feed 500 families in Atlanta, Georgia for Thanksgiving (27Nov08).

12th November 2008

Fact: Kanye West, Ludacris and The Killers will release their new albums a day earlier than planned (24Nov08) to capitalise on the Thanksgiving shopping weekend (28/29Nov08).

20th October 2008

Quote: "We're in a recession, so I give those bras and panties right to the Goodwill... I think it's extremely important that we do that. It's hard times right now." Rapper/actor Ludacris on what he does with the sexy items female fans throw up onstage during shows.

15th October 2008

Fact: Rapper Ludacris won $30,000 (GBP16,200) on Las Vegas' blackjack tables on his 30th birthday last year (07). He built his daughter a playground on his estate with his winnings.

13th October 2008

Quote: "The minute I realised I got to point a gun at Mark Wahlberg, I said, 'I'm in.'" Rapper Ludacris explains why he took a role in forthcoming action flick MAX PAYNE.

5th September 2008

Quote: "Madonna was so low key and so incognito that I hardly noticed her, and when I did it kinda caught me by storm. But honestly speaking, she's a really down to earth, really cool individual. I'm glad I got a chance to meet her - rub some of that energy off!" Rapper/actor Ludacris was delighted to meet his ROCKNROLLA director Guy Ritchie's superstar wife during shooting.

2nd September 2008

Quote: "I have a new album and two movies coming out within two weeks of each other, so Mr. October is my new nickname." Rapper/actor Ludacris jokes about changing his moniker.

9th July 2008

Fact: Rapper Ludacris has signed a multi-million dollar deal to be the face of U.S. phone company AT+T. The hip-hop star will appear in a string of online and TV adverts to promote the company's products.

8th July 2008

Quote: "I love that guy. He's one rapper who actually has something to say, who doesn't sing the same stupid s**t about (being) up in the club with the money and the champagne and all that." Tommy Lee has high praise for BATTLEGROUND EARTH co-host Ludacris, while taking aim at 50 Cent.

7th July 2008

Quote: "I never said I was gonna become the poster boy for some environmentalist group but it's not like I'm not learning anything from this show. I'm definitely about to start recycling." Ludacris goes green after hosting new series BATTLEGROUND EARTH with rocker Tommy Lee.

21st March 2008

Fact: Rapper Ludacris has joined forces with MegaMobile TV to launch a website for aspiring music artists called The site, which will be launched next month (Apr08), will offer producers and artists a platform to showcase their talents and interact with each other in an online community.

14th February 2008

Quote: "I got the music from people who I knew would give it to me and not charge me a lot of money. BRITNEY (SPEARS) was very generous, Ludacris, etc. Of course I wasn't going to charge myself money." Madonna on how she made new her directorial debut, FILTH + WISDOM, on a small budget.

31st August 2007

Fact: September's (07) Fashion Rocks concert in New York will feature duets by MARY J. BLIGE and Usher, Fergie and Ludacris, and Alicia Keys and Santana.

21st May 2007

Quote: "It depends on what day it is. If I've got an album coming out it's rapper/actor." Ludacris is both a rapper/actor and an actor/rapper.

17th May 2007

Fact: Rapper Ludacris is to star in the 400th episode of The Simpsons, appearing on the cartoon as 'Luda-Crest'. The episode is due to aired in the US on Sunday (20May07), reports

12th February 2007

Quote: "Y'all telling me all I had to do was cut my hair to win a Best Rap Album." Ludacris owes his haircut to his Grammy successes last night (11FEB07).

12th February 2007

Quote: "Y'all telling me all I had to do was cut my hair to win a Best Rap Album." Ludacris owes his haircut to his Grammy successes last night (11FEB07).

8th February 2007

Fact: Fergie and rapper Ludacris recreate scenes from cult film BONNIE + CLYDE in the Black Eyed Peas star's new video GLAMOROUS. The gun-toting couple don vintage clothing for a canyon-edge edge shoot-out with police.

18th September 2006

Quote: "I did it legally, as opposed to lots of other rappers who have made it damn near a cliche that you have to sell drugs to get into the game... I've never sold a drug in my life, and I'm still accepted." Ludacris insists rap can be for clean guys too.

18th September 2006

Quote: "I want to be able to show my balls to Playgirl one day." Rapper Ludacris is so proud of his manhood he's planning to pose nude for porn magazine Playgirl.

13th September 2006

Quote: "I only wear my shoes one or two times." Rapper Ludacris doesn't wear the same pair of trainers more than twice.

12th September 2006

Quote: "I can count on one hand the number of people I've had unprotected sex with. So, as nasty as people make me out to be... it's been a lot of safe sex." Rapper Ludacris insists he's safe and sensible, despite his reputation.

12th September 2006

Quote: "If you feel like you want to retire, don't say it... I'll shut the hell up. I just won't come out with an album. How about that?" Ludacris pokes fun at retiring rappers like JAY-Z and ANDRE 3000.

11th September 2006

Quote: "I'm a businessman at the end of the day. We hate the term rapper these days, man. I'm an entrepreneur. I like to say I'm an entreprenegro. To me, rapper is an insult." Ludacris doesn't like to be called a rapper.

24th August 2006

Quote: "I threw them away. I didn't sell them on eBay." CHRIS 'Ludacris' BRIDGES on how he disposed of his signature cornrows after shaving them off earlier this month (AUG06).

21st August 2006

Quote: "I'm very proud of him. He's faced so much negative criticism." CHRIS 'Ludacris' BRIDGES praises his pal Kevin Federline after his debut performance at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night (20AUG06).

5th August 2006

Fact: Rapper Ludacris is sporting a new look - he has shaved off his braids for a smart new buzz cut.

4th August 2006

Fact: Rapper Ludacris was so impressed with a pal's cooking talents he paid for the youngster to attend culinary school and then hired him as his own personal chef.

12th June 2006

Quote: "My first song was called, 'I'm cool, I'm bad, I might be 10/But I can't survive without my girlfriend.'" Forward-thinking hip-hop star Ludacris on his first rap, recorded when he was nine.

15th March 2006

Fact: JULIO IGLESIAS JR sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY to basketball superstar and rapper Shaquille O'Neal when he turned 34 last week (10MAR06). The Miami Heat star threw a SCARFACE-themed party for pals like Ludacris and Trick Daddy.

7th March 2006

Quote: "Hip-hop is a culture. We set trends. Before you know it, you are going to see people walking down the (red) carpet with a grill. That is what is next, Philip Seymour Hoffman with a diamond grill." Rapper Ludacris on the decorative dentistry that is the new must-have accessory.

14th December 2005

Quote: <p>"LIL' JON is like a borderline alcoholic so I think I'd get him like a lifetime supply of Patron (tequila)." Rapper Ludacris plans his Christmas shopping list. </p>

19th September 2005

Fact: <p>Rapper Bow Wow has signed on to star in The Fast And The Furious 3. The car-racing movie franchise has featured rappers Ludacris and Ja Rule in past films. </p>

29th August 2005

Quote: <p>"It's about damn time." Ludacris was thrilled to win his first MTV Video Music Award last night (28AUG05) for Best Rap Video (NUMBER ONE SPOT). </p>

29th August 2005

Quote: <p>"It's about damn time." Ludacris was thrilled to win his first MTV Video Music Award last night (28AUG05) for Best Rap Video (NUMBER ONE SPOT). </p>


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