EXCLUSIVE: Ludacris 'Applauds' Kaley Cuoco's 'Lip Sync Battle' Performance, Is 'Very Excited' to Start 'Fast 8'

by Sophie Schillaci 4:39 PM PST, February 08, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Ludacris 'Applauds' Kaley Cuoco's 'Lip Sync Battle' Performance, Is 'Very Excited' to Start 'Fast 8'

Ludacris is giving Kaley Cuoco two thumbs up!

"I applaud her efforts, right there," Luda told ET with a laugh, reacting to the actress' recent rendition of his hit "Move B****" on Lip Sync Battle. "I applaud it! It was very entertaining to watch the clip."

Interestingly enough, the GRAMMY-winning rapper has his own Lip Sync Battle aspirations -- and very kind words for the show's host, LL Cool J.

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"When I was very, very young, 'I'm Bad' was really the song that really got me wanting to rap in the first place," he said of LL's 1987 hit, adding that he would love to perform the track on Lip Sync Battle. "We gotta make that happen."

ET caught up with the 38-year-old over Super Bowl weekend in San Francisco, where he was performing at EA Sports' Madden Bowl party. Though the Denver Broncos ultimately came out on top, Ludacris said that he was rooting for Carolina Panthers quarterback (and Atlanta native) Cam Newton.

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But now that the Super Bowl is over, all eyes will be on Ludacris' next project. In just a few short months, he will begin filming Fast 8 alongside returning cast members Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham.

"We begin shooting in May so, you know, everybody can look forward to it," he said. "When we say we're dropping in April of 2017, we mean it, we stick to it."

The actor gushed about being "very excited" to work with Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray on the project, but he was tight-lipped about plot details.

"I wish I could [tell you]. Contractually, I'd be fired if I told you anything, so I can't talk about it," he said. "I'm sorry!"

Ludacris couldn't comment on whether the absence of Paul Walker's character, Brian, would be referenced in the upcoming film, but the cast had plenty to say about Furious 7's emotional tribute to the late actor at the film's premiere last year. Watch below.

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