Rapper Ludacris has revealed in an interview that his next album will most likely be shared with fans next year. In his interview with journalist Tamron Hall, he also shared that fans can expect to see new music later this year. “We’re definitely gonna get some music before the end of this year,” he says. Ludacris went on, "I would say an album, probably next year." The rapper also cited his role in the upcoming Fast & Furious film Fast X for the delay. When asked what took him so long on this next album, he said "They keep shooting more movies. What am I supposed to do?"
He also said, “When I was young, I feel like some of my favorite rappers, once they get to a certain point, it’s almost like you wish that they were still kind of hungry and you feel like they don’t have it necessarily like they used to." Ludacris revealed, he "never wanted to be that." He called it "extremely important" for him "to prove to people that even though [he's] doing all this other stuff, make no mistake, [he] still got it, and [he's] still as hungry.”
Ludacris Blames Fast X For The Delay
Ludacris also spoke on his role in Fast X earlier this year at the trailer's February premiere. He said, "I'm just so appreciative to be a part of this franchise." He went on to express his gratitude "To be in music and to make history there and now to make history in the movies." Saying he feels "like [he's] the luckiest man on Earth" to "satisfy the curiosity in both worlds."
The rapper first appeared in the Fast & Furious franchise in 2003, playing a small role in 2 Fast 2 Furious. The film saw the rapper acting alongside Paul Walker, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, and more. He was later also featured in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, and F9. Viewers will see Ludacris perform with actors Vin Diesel, Jason Momoa, Brie Larson and more. It was also revealed yesterday that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson makes a surprise appearance in the film. Fast X will be released in the U.S. later this week.