"I did a lot of sit ups for that!"
"Jokes > Facts" is Twitter's unofficial tagline, which was proven with the roasting of Ludacris' CGI abs in his "Vitamin D" video this week. A screencap was passed around, and some incredible jokes were made at Luda's expense, many of which rolling with the assumption that 'Cris was trying trick fans into thinking he's more jacked than he is.
so....... ludacris is just gonna CGI himself with abs using sega dreamcast graphics ??? it's rough out here. pic.twitter.com/BnAettIvd3— Ahmed/Rozay Top 5 (@big_business_) April 10, 2017
Ludacris's CGI chest looks like those rolls i buy at 7/11 when i’m drunk pic.twitter.com/RqXXfhit4q— Ellie Sunakawa (@elliesunakawa) April 10, 2017
Kendrick: I'm so fuckin' sick and tired of the photoshop, show me somethin' natural like afro on Richard Pryor!— Black Kevin Arnold (@bnease) April 10, 2017
LUDACRIS: Get me the guys who did the character models for the WWE PS3 games— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) April 11, 2017
DIRECTOR: We can only get the PS2 guys
LUDACRIS: Fine pic.twitter.com/tck2c6RMtg
However, if you actually watch the video, it's pretty clear that Luda is in on the joke. In fact, he pulled similarly humorous body manipulation stunts in his inventive videos for "Roll Out" and "Get Back."
Eventually, Luda acknowledged the many cracks about his fake muscles on Twitter, and he seemed to be pretty entertained by it all. He threw in some comments like "I did a lot of sit ups for that!" as well as responding to a fan who pointed out the willful ignorance of those roasting him, writing "It's ok they slow."
It's ok they slow RT @chris_oneto: he's supposed to have CGI & he looks at them at the end of the video & sees em gone. It's intentional— Ludacris (@Ludacris) April 11, 2017
TMZ also got a comment from Luda as he was leaving an event Monday night. When asked about the reaction to his abs he said, "Obviously they haven't seen my old videos."