Ludacris recently spoke about how he got involved with the Live Earth Concerts that will take place on July 7, for more than 24 hours across 7 continents.
The Atlanta rapper stated that he met up with Al Gore at a party in which the former Vice President asked him about getting on board to contribute his part in helping save the world by joining the lineup for the Live Earth Concert which will bring more than 2 billion people to raise awareness about global warming. The Live Earth Concerts will be held in New York; London; Sydney; Tokyo; Shanghai, China; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Hamburg, Germany with more than 6,000 local Live Earth events, with home viewing parties and big open-air gatherings, linked via satellite on networks such as NBC Universal TV, Internet Channels, the BBC in Britain, NHK and Fuji TV in Japan and Pro7 in Germany.
“I was trippin’ because Al Gore was at the party. I was sitting there talking to him, and he wanted me to get involved in some of the stuff he was doing,” MTV quoted Ludacris as saying.
Currently Ludacris is expected to perform at the U.S. show at New Jersey’s Giants Stadium on the same bill as Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Akon and other acts. In addition to the U.S. show, other acts that will be performing in other cities and countries will include artists such as Alicia Keys, Madonna, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Rihanna, Macy Gray, Shakira, Metallica, 12 Girls Band, John Legend, Keith Urban, Kanye West, Lenny Kravitz, Linkin Park, Pussycat Dolls, Smashing Pumpkins, Rize and tons more.
“I’m a fan of the people on the bill, I can’t lie,” Ludacris said about the U.S. show, who even plans on staying after performing. “I don’t remember me ever being around when they were doing concerts. You got a good mixture of people on the show.”
In other news, the rapper is working on the Disturbing Tha Peace compilation album entitled “Strength in Numbers” which is set for a release date of August 28.
“We always tend to add more artists to the roster and try to expand the label,” he said of his imprint. “Last time was the first time we had Bobby Valentino and Shareefa [on a comp album]. Now we have more [new people], especially with the addition of Chingy.”
On last week the two (Chingy and Ludacris) reconciled after Chingy accused Ludacris’ company of mismanging his career. Ludacris also stated “that you always have to have forgiveness in your heart” and they’re currently working on Chingy’s next album “Theater of the Mind”.
“He came to us like a man, he apologized for things he did. In the climate of hip-hop now, you gotta let old stuff be old stuff. I forgave him in my heart. It was a move to make, and we said, ‘Let this man back.’ All the executives at DTP, we all agreed.”
As for with the scuffle that Ludacris’ manager Chaka Zulu had with T.I., Ludacris stated, “Chaka’s fine. I’m not gonna speak for him, but as far as how he’s doing physically, he’s fine. Nobody was hurt. I heard people say we’re trying to downplay it. Honestly, it wasn’t a situation like how people are trying to make it out to be.”