The 2017 Billboard Music Awards are going to be amazing! HollywoodLife.com caught up with the music ceremony’s host Ludacris, who dished about which performance he’s looking forward to the most and that bizarre incident with Bill O’Reilly!
While there are tons of big performers taking the stage at the Billboard Music Awards on May 21 — including Lorde, 20, Ed Sheeran, 26, and Miley Cyrus, 24 — there is one in particular that the host Ludacris, 39, is stoked to see! “Out of all the performances I think Bruno Mars,” the rapper tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “I really like every time he performs especially from the Super Bowl some years back. It seems like he has a little bit of James Brown in his DNA and a little bit of everything. He is the culmination of a lot of great artists. It seems like he does his study.”
Ludacris is also the new host of Fear Factor, so he’s going to be spending a lot of time on TV — unlike his sworn enemy Bill O’Reilly, 67! “Oh okay. Nice comment,” laughed Ludacris. The 2 Fast 2 Furious star is not here to put anyone in his place when it comes to this beef. “I have said my piece about that and my direct quote was it is not my job to judge him the same way that he judged me,” he tells us. “So I will leave that for a higher power to do.” Good for you, Lud!
Last April, it was announced that Bill wanted Pepsi to drop Ludacris at one point because he saw the rapper as a “man who degrades women.” Ludacris’ song “Number One Spot” mentions the sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill with lyrics that say, “Respected highly, ‘Hi, Mr. O’Reilly!’ Hope all is well, kiss the plaintiff and the wifey.”
As far as the Billboard Music Awards go, the artists with the most nominations include Beyonce, 35, Twenty One Pilots and The Chainsmokers. Some other performers will be Halsey, 22, Nicki Minaj, 34, and Celine Dion, 49! It’s going to be so mind-blowing!
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Ludacris that Bruno Mars will be worth looking forward to at the Billboard Music Awards? Let us know!