The Sun reports England soccer star and husband of Posh Spice David Beckham is a huge Hip Hop and R&B fan and had several CD sent to him in to prepare for the World Cup kick-off. Amongst the titles on his list were albums from Christina Milian, Ashanti, Ja Rule, and Ludacris. A source revealed, “David’s a massive R&B fan. An aide contacted the record label. They agreed to give him the albums for free and they have been flown out to Japan ahead of the Sweden match.”
MTV News reports Ludacris will be the executive produce and star in the upcoming film comedy ‘Skip Day’, which will also feature his music in the film and on the soundtrack. Original Film bought off on Luda’s storyline of a ‘House Party’ meets ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ concept, who in turn got Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to back it on the financial end. Read more.
BET’s Rap City host Big Tigger is planning a three day charity event in Washington DC to benefit several charities; American Diabetes Foundation, District of Columbia’s Foster Children’s center and D.C. Mayor’s Children’s charities. Amongst the celebrities listed to attend the June 28 – June 30 bash include Allen Iverson, Ludacris and more.
The late singer and actress Aaliyah has gotten four nominations in this year’s BET Awards, enough to lead the pack for this year’s awards. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Others with nominations include OutKast, Foxy Brown, Ludacris, Nas, and Jay-Z. The show will air June 25th at 9 p.m. ET on the network.
Ludacris made the Teen People magazine’s 25 hottest stars under the age of 25 this year but tells Launch.com he doesn’t consider himself a sex symbol. Ludacris admits, “I consider myself hot on the music side. As far as, you know, considering myself as a sex symbol– don’t consider myself a sex symbol. I just keep to the music. I just love what I do.”
E! Online’s Ted Casablanca reports Ludacris was spotted eating on a dripping Fatburger in West Hollywood by himself recently. He was wearing long, brown suede shorts and a matching sleeveless jacket, along with a Rolex. A woman nearly reportedly told her pal that she wanted to “li-li-li-li-lick” Ludacris from his “head to his toes.”
Hiphopdx.com reports Ludacris just landed the lead roll in Universal Picture’s romantic comedy ‘Radio’. The film centers around a DJ at a Hip Hop radio station that is caught up in a relationship with two women and is forced to chose between them. Filming starts in June with Gary Hardwick (‘The Brothers’) directing. According to his rep, Ludacris is scheduled to appear in a several upcoming movies.
Be sure to check out TBS at 7:30 Eastern tonight as the network will reveal a new version of the Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris rap “Welcome to Atlanta,” which will feature Atlanta Braves player Gary Sheffield and manager Bobby Cox. Even though Dupri had never been to a baseball game, he said, “I’m just trying to help raise the profile of the city, period. Plus it was just a lot of fun to stand on top of the dugout and everything.”
Not sure when this originally went down (probably October 2001) but Getmusic.com has a video chat ahead of Ludacris’ release of ‘Word of Mouf’ and ahead of the first single ‘Roll Out.’ Ludacris talked about filming the ‘Roll Out’ video, what he’s buying with his money, his comments on 9.11 (he calls Bush a puppet), and more. The 39 minute video clip at getmusic.com has since been removed. Ludacris had to do 26 minutes by cell phone because he was running late, but the last 13 he’s in the studio.
Y-100 in Miami spoke with Ludacris on how to talk your way out of a speeding ticket. The rapper said, “If you get pulled over, tell the officer someone is following you and you are speeding because you are trying to get away.” If that don’t work, Ludacris says to tell the officer you have the runs.