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.@Ludacris on 'Furious 7,' Paul Walker & the Justin Bieber Roast + New Album 'Ludaversal' .@OraTV


Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges sits down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” to talk about 'Furious 7,' the passing of friend and co-star Paul Walker, his new album 'Ludaversal' and his early days working the graveyard shift as a radio DJ.

Best known for his role as Tej Parker from the 'The Fast and the Furious' film series, the actor shared with Larry how Paul Walker's death affected the cast and crew of 'Furious 7,'This movie almost didn’t see the light of day. And with that being said, we didn’t know what was going to happen. But we were able to come together as a unit. Everybody that knew him - kinda like we got through it together. And from there we came up with a very creative way to end this movie and we felt that we needed to honor him and pay homage to him. And that’s exactly what we did.” Ludacris also then told Larry why he was offended by the jokes aimed toward Paul Walker at Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber. (clips below)

The Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist dished on the personal material in his new album, 'Ludaversal,' “I have another song that’s dedicated to my father who was an alcoholic and he died from alcoholism. And it was very hard for me to talk about this. However, I realized that there are so many other people that may be going through the same thing with individuals in their family that have an alcohol problem. And I just wanted to relay to them that not only should you get them help, because they have to want to help themselves, but you also have to tell them you love them because you don’t know how long they’re going to be on this earth.” (clip below)

Lastly in the interview, Larry King and Ludacris found out they were both radio DJ's with graveyard shifts early in their careers and how a lot of people aren't necessarily what they seem over the radio. Ludacris admitted, "There’s a lot of crazy people calling up with a lot of freaky tales and a lot of crazy stories." Check out what they both had to say below. (clip below)


The episode is now LIVE on Ora.tv (episodes premiere daily 2pm EST) 





Quotes:

“I was 100% offended by the jokes about Paul Walker.”on the jokes about Paul Walker during Justin Bieber Comedy Central Roast

“This movie almost didn’t see the light of day. And with that being said, we didn’t know what was going to happen. But we were able to come together as a unit. Everybody that knew him - kinda like we got through it together. And from there we came up with a very creative way to end this movie and we felt that we needed to honor him and pay homage to him. And that’s exactly what we did.” on Furious 7 after the untimely death of Paul Walker

“I would always say that I am a singer who acts because, you know, when I say singer of course rapper or entertainer musically, because that’s what got me here in the first place. So I started off being that entertainer in music and music is my foundation and I don’t feel like it will go anyway.”

“I think of course it’s the action, of course it’s the beautiful women, of course there’s our characters that everybody can identify with, but there’s this underlying theme of family and loyalty that has stretched from part 1 all the way to part 7. And I think that is what 100% makes everyone gravitate towards this movie franchise.”on what attracts people to the ‘Fast and Furious’ series

“The best car that I ever drove, and I’ve driven Bugatti’s, Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s, my favorite car of all of them: Ford GT, American muscle, stick shift and everything. I love that car.”on his favorite car that he’s ever driven

“I have another song that’s dedicated to my father who was an alcoholic and he died from alcoholism. And it was very hard for me to talk about this. However, I realized that there are so many other people that may be going through the same thing with individuals in their family that have an alcohol problem. And I just wanted to relay to them that not only should you get them help, because they have to want to help themselves, but you also have to tell them you love them because you don’t know how long they’re going to be on this earth.” on the personal material in his new album, Ludaversal

“I think if you don’t embrace what’s new then you’ll become your own worst enemy.”on technology in today’s society

“I think streaming is good and I think individuals like myself have to make music good enough to where they want to listen to it on streaming and they want to buy it.”

“One of the most successful songs that I have been a part of was “Yeah!” with Usher and Lil Jon. And we spoke about trying to do a collaborative album before. That would be great.”on who he would do a collaborative album with if he could

“He was always one that no matter what you talked to him about, it would always come back around to, ya know, him wanting to give back in some way, shape, form, or fashion. And he has a foundation called Reach Out Worldwide that his family still runs. So if anyone wants to donate to that I think that’s the best way to carry on his legacy.” on Paul Walker

“I’d probably say definitely a fishing rod, I’ll take that... something that helps to get the fire started so I don’t have to rub the sticks together, and then Oprah because if Oprah’s there I figure we’ll be found within a couple days.”on the three things he would bring if stranded on a desert island

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