Posts tagged "Ludacris"

Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Are Back Together: Morning Mix

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:: The greatest love story of our time is back on. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez partied together earlier this week and there’s video evidence of the on-again/off-again couple getting cozy. Maybe they will finally release that duet now? [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: Kesha, Brad Paisley, Ludacris and Josh Groban have opened up about their roles on interactive reality show Rising Star. They also kindly explained how the format works and why it’s different to other talent shows. [Billboard]

:: Never let it be said that Canadians don’t have a great sense of humor. Electro-pop duo Chromeo pranked journalists into believing that they had become major investors in a bogus airline by sending out a fake press release. [Stereogum]

:: Watain surprised fans (in a bad way, we hope) by splattering them with pigs’ blood at a recent concert in New York. As it turns out, the Swedish metal band didn’t technically break the law. Dousing people in animal blood is a legal activity. So there you go. [TMZ]

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Kesha & Ludacris Confirmed For ‘Rising Star’ Judging Panel

Will Rising Star be a TV hit? While singing competition shows have long flooded the market, ABC hopes to distinguish the new show from others with help from a notable judging panel comprising Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley, along with host Josh Groban.

As The Hollywood Reporter points out, all four stars will arrive at Rising Star with plenty of TV experience: Kesha had her own reality show, MTV’s Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life. Ludacris is hosting this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Paisley has co-hosted the CMA Awards with Carrie Underwood, while Groban was a frontrunner to take over Regis Philbin‘s Live! seat. More »

Shakira To Perform At 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Ludacris To Host

Shakira joins the ranks at this year’s Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 18). No announcement has been made regarding what song she’ll perform, but she’s been trotting out “Empire” all over TV in recent weeks, so maybe it’s time to turn up for “Dare (La La La)?” She joins previously announced performers including Katy Perry (doing “Birthday”),  Iggy AzaleaAriana GrandeMiley CyrusJennifer LopezPitbullLordeJason DeruloImagine Dragons and more.

In other BBMA news, Ludacris has been announced as the host for this year’s broadcast. Maybe that means the ATL star made progress on Ludaversal! More »

Pitbull & Ludacris Jump Onto Remix Of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What”: Listen

If Lil Jon and DJ Snake‘s “Turn Down For What” wasn’t enough of a mindless party banger for you, fear not! Pitbull and Ludacris have jumped onto the remix, and of course it’s all a perfect fit. While it’s not as entertaining as watching the bonkers video, it’s still worth it to hear Pit get so turnt that he trots out an F-bomb, which we had assumed his Bud Light lifetime contract prohibited. As for Luda, he turns out another serviceable guest verse in a long string of cameos to hold everyone over for Ludaversal.

But the main takeaway is that Pit and Lil Jon are a match made in some nightmare version of heaven. Is it too late for them to get together for a ridiculously obnoxious Spring Break version of Watch The Throne? It may be like eight years too late, but still, let’s make it happen.

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Ludacris Flips Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” For Wiz Khalifa-Assisted “Party Girls”: Listen

It feels like Ludacris has been hyping up Ludaversal for roughly a decade at this point, but if it leads to songs as gloriously absurd as “Party Girls,” then we’re all for this campaign continuing. Because we never really thought we’d hear a rap song interpolate Aqua‘s ’90s novelty hit “Barbie Girl,” but rap is journeying to some weird-ass places these days, so here we are listening to Jeremih do his best impression of The-Dream as he sings, “I need party girls in my party world / Titties plastic, ass fantastic / They just brush my hair, and touch me everywhere / I don’t say shit, and they be gettin’ naked.” (Catch the full set of lyrics over at DirectLyrics.com.)

Luda also enlisted Wiz Khalifa and producer Cashmere Cat on the woozy ode to body parties. Stream it below. More »

Paul Walker Remembered By Ludacris, Rihanna, Justin Bieber & More

Paul Walker, star of the Fast & Furious movie series, died Nov. 30 in a car crash outside of Los Angeles. News of his death, at age 40, has sparked a flood of reactions from celebrity friends and fans.

Friends remember Walker for being compassionate, as he was throughout his life. In the moments leading up to the crash, Walker was on his way to attend a charity event benefiting victims of Typhoon Haiyan, on behalf of his organization Reach Out Worldwide. Fans remember him as FBI agent Brian O’Conner, a crucial character in one of the most diverse and successful film franchises in recent history. (Fast & Furious 6 opened on Memorial Day and earned $122 million during its first week.)

Fast & Furious co-stars like Ludacris and Tyrese sounded especially mournful, as the cast was on a break from filming Fast & Furious 7, due out July. See their reactions, plus those from Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and more after the jump. More »

Miley Cyrus Confirms ‘BANGERZ’ Collaborators: Big Sean, Ludacris, Pharrell & Future

Here’s the latest news in Miley Cyrus: She’s still turnt, she still can’t stop. Any questions? Right. Didn’t think so.

The chanteuse revealed some details of her upcoming LP BANGERZ in a new interview — specifically, that there’s a few hip-hop heavyweights joining her in line in the bathroom. “Big Sean and Ludacris and, of course, [Pharrell] has done a bunch of my records, so I’m really excited about that,” she told MTV. “I get to work with Future, who’s like my favorite kind of new artist right now, even though he’s not that new now. All his music is everywhere. But he’s just someone that I really, I love working with. I love writing with him. Him and I wrote a bunch of songs on this record together, and he’s featured on one of them.” More »

Ludacris Grills Justin Bieber On His “Baby” Royalties: Watch

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Backstage at Atlanta’s Philips Arena on August 10, Ludacris congratulated Justin Bieber on the success of “Baby”…and asked the Believe star for his royalties, as captured on Instagram.

Earlier this summer, Bieber’s 2010 breakthrough was certified Diamond and named the highest-selling digital hit in history. With that news in mind, Ludacris acted as a music journalist: “How does it feel to have 12 million sold of the biggest-selling single in the United States of America, man?”

As he likely would to a music journalist, Bieber offers a slightly canned response. “I gotta say it feels incredible. It feels amazing, and I want to thank you for being on that song,” he says, smiling at the camera before Ludacris catches him off-guard: “Well, thank you man. I didn’t get my check though.” The look on Bieber’s face says it all: For a split second, he wasn’t in on the Atlanta rapper’s joke. More »

Justin Bieber Approves Of Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’: Morning Mix

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:: After he attended Friday’s listening party in Los AngelesJustin Bieber has weighed in on Kanye West‘s Yeezus. “Fact. @kanyewest new album is the truth,” he said. [Twitter]

:: Lil Wayne returned Saturday (June 15) to his New Orleans neighborhood, Hollygrove, to film the video for I Am Not a Human Being II‘s “God Bless Amerika.” A clip shows that an American flag falls to the ground before Weezy steps on it — actions that are still legal, but discouraged by US flag code. [LilWayneHQ]

:: Jennifer Lopez said that despite what rumors indicated, she is very unlikely to return to American Idol as a judge. Plans included starring in a “small independent movie.” [E!]

:: Ludacris was reportedly attacked at Atlanta nightclub Prive on Friday night. The Atlanta rapper and his girlfriend were hit with bottles before several people dove into the action, then security tried multiple times to break the crowd up. Neither of them were hurt. [Complex]

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Ludacris & French Montana Snarl On “9 Times Out Of 10″: Listen

We’re sensing a theme with Ludacris‘ forthcoming I Don’t Give a Fuck mixtape, and that theme is: trunk-rattling trap music. “Raised in The South” and “If I Ain’t Fucked Up” combined martial beats, thunderous bass and Luda’s snarling rhymes, and the rapper sticks to that formula with “9 Times Out of 10.” His third #IDGAFFridays release also features French Montana and Que, the latter doing his best T-Pain impression on the hook.

Ludacris sounds kinda mad on these mixtape releases. Did he get all the happy-go-lucky partying out of his system with “Everday Birthday” and “Rest of My Life”? We don’t know, but we’re a little tired of hip-pop party anthems, so we’re digging the results so far. Hear the latest after the jump. More »