On the latest episode of “Drink Champs,” Ludacris joined DJ EFN and N.O.R.E. for a full breakdown of his ostentatious career.
Of course Champaign, Illinois-born rapper and actor played a quiz game, where you are taking a shot of vodka if you can’t answer the question. At one point of game, DJ EFN asked: “Eminem or Busta Rhymes?!” On which, Ludacris replied: “Ahh. Why y’all put those two together man. If it was not for Busta, I would not be here…God damn! I’m taking the shot!”
Elsewhere in the interview, Ludacris explained it had always been hard for him to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys, until he did it in 2007: “One of the best day of my life was me winning Best Rap Album at the Grammys. Every time I went to the Grammys, I’m in category with Eminem, Jay-Z, Ja Rule, DMX and these motherf–kers were killing that s–t. Luda’s huge artist but when it comes to these motherf–kers I’m losing every motherf–king award. And finally man, I make this album, Release Therapy and I went on there like ‘I’m making this f–king album and I’m going to win Best Rap album for this s–t. I don’t care what happens. I’m specifically going in, writing this s–t, making the way it needs to be. And when they called my f–king name bro, that did it for me. Because all these years, it was a decade of loss, and finally getting that recognition.”
Ludacris also revealed that he got the call for Fast & Furious role when he was on tour with Eminem: “I got that call from John Singleton. I’m glad you asked that cause I was on tour with Eminem at that time. This was after the Outkast tour. So, I was on tour with Eminem. I’m about to go on stage in 20 minutes. I get a call from my agent, saying John Singleton wants you to put yourself on camera to try out and read these lines for 2 Fast 2 Furious. I’m about to go on stage. I’m concentrated on killing this crowd right now. We get the camera. I’m looking at the lines and I’m like ‘let me get in this character, let me read these lines’ and now were are like 12 minutes before showtime ‘f–k it just put me on camera, this is the best they gonna get right now’ so I put myself on camera, go out and kill the stage and the next day ni–a called me and told me you got the part. And the rest is history ladies and gentlemen.”
You can watch the interview below: