Ludacris says the 'Quick & Livid' forged will all the time stay 'household' after the franchise ends — and he's particularly near Vin Diesel as a result of their daughters are 'greatest pals'

  • “Quick X” star Ludacris stated the “Quick & Livid” forged will “keep household” after the franchise ends.
  • Ludacris’s 8-year-old daughter is “greatest pals” with Vin Diesel’s daughter, he stated.
  • Ludacris stated he’s additionally engaged on his long-awaited ninth studio album. 

The “Quick & Livid” franchise could also be nearing its finish, however that will not cease the forged from seeing one another as soon as the collection finally involves a detailed.

That is in line with rapper Ludacris, who’s reprising his function as Tej Parker for the seventh time in “Quick X” — the tenth and penultimate movie within the collection, which hits theaters on Might 19.

“We really are household off-screen,” Luda informed Insider whereas selling his partnership with Rice Krispies Treats for its new restricted version “Deal with. Eat. Compete.” sport, which guarantees enjoyable for all of the household. “Whether or not the flicks go on or not, we’re gonna proceed to remain household.”

“All of us love the hell outta one another,” he added.

Luda stated he and Vin Diesel, who performs road racer and ex-convict Dominic Toretto within the collection, have turn into particularly shut throughout their time working collectively.

“I see Vin greater than everyone else, consider it or not, as a result of his youngest daughter and my 8-year-old are like greatest pals. They have been greatest pals since eternally,” stated Luda, referring to his daughter, Cadence.

“They attend one another’s birthday events. We spent Thanksgivings collectively, we have spent Christmases collectively. Like, our households are actually shut,” he added.

In addition to Cadence, Luda and his spouse share a 21-month-old daughter, Probability. Luda additionally has daughters Karma, 21, and Cai, 9, from earlier earlier relationships.


Luda made his first look as Tej in 2003’s “2 Quick 2 Livid, for which he additionally wrote the track, “Act a Idiot.”

He didn’t function in both 2006’s “Tokyo Drift” or 2009’s “Quick & Livid,” however has been a mainstay within the collection since returning for 2011’s “Quick 5.”

The 45-year-old star stated he feels grateful to have been in a position to play such a significant half within the franchise.

“I used to be fortunate sufficient and really blessed to get a name again to return again for 5 not to mention doing six, seven, eight, 9, and now 10,” he stated. “I’ve already exceeded my expectations of what I used to be speculated to do.”

Ludacris shooting the video for "2 Fast 2 Furious." April 22, 2003.

Ludacris on the set of the video for “Act a Idiot.”


Exterior of the world of “Quick & Livid,” Luda is presently engaged on his long-awaited ninth studio album and is aiming to launch the venture by subsequent yr on the newest, he informed Insider.

The “Get Again” rapper’s final album, “Ludaversal,” was launched in 2015.

Throughout an look on “The Breakfast Membership” in 2018, Luda stated he selected to take a break from the music business with the intention to “really feel impressed once more.”

Since then, he has launched solely two singles as a lead artist and appeared on a handful extra as a visitor.

“If the entire album would not come out this yr, it is undoubtedly popping out subsequent yr,” stated Luda.

Requested if there was anyone he particularly needed to work with on the venture, he stated: “It is nonetheless to start with levels, in order that’s one thing I am going to consider.”


Ludacris has not too long ago partnered with Rice Krispies Treats.

Rice Krispies Treats

One album Luda can be hoping his new venture can replicate is Dr. Dre’s debut studio album “The Continual,” which he describes as his favourite album of all time.

“To at the present time the manufacturing nonetheless appears to be in a class of its personal, for my part,” he stated.

“The Continual” was launched in 1992 and options a lot of hit tracks, together with “Nuthin’ However a ‘G’ Thang” and “Let Me Trip” with Snoop Dogg, the latter of which gained the 1994 Grammy Award for greatest solo rap efficiency.

“I imply, from the sonics, the way in which every little thing is combined, it was a lot expertise and starvation that got here collectively on that album that birthed so many different stars,” added Luda.

“I do know it isn’t a compilation, nevertheless it’s an awesome compilation of artists seamlessly working collectively and turning into one. And you would hear and really feel the power that was within the studio after they have been creating it. That is one of the best ways and that is why I adore it.”

Ludacris not too long ago collaborated with Rice Krispies Treats on a restricted version sport package. Proceeds from the partnership profit the Boys & Women Membership, a nonprofit group that gives protected areas for teenagers.