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Ludacris ‘Deeply Upset’ Over Paul Walker Jokes at Bieber Roast

Actor/rapper Ludacris onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Actor/rapper Ludacris onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

*Talk about too soon.

Ludacris had to sit there and absorb a number of jokes about his deceased “Furious 7” co-star Paul Walker during Comedy Central’s roast for Justin Bieber…jokes that will reportedly be left on the editing room floor.

Using a Ludacris song title, Jeff Ross joked of Walker, who died last year in a car accident, “‘Move b*tch, get out of the way!’ is what Paul Walker should’ve told that tree. Too soon? Too fast? Too furious?”

Another roaster, Pete Davidson, said, “Just this past year, Justin got arrested for drag racing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t with Paul Walker. What? He’s doing great! He’s got a movie coming out!”

A witness close to Ludacris (real name Chris Bridges) told Page Six that the jokes “were in absolute poor taste and silenced the audience, leaving many upset guests — especially Chris, as Paul was like a brother to him, on and off screen.”

A Comedy Central rep said, “Roasts often push the limits of good taste . . . Sometimes the line is discovered by crossing it. The Paul Walker references will not be in the telecast.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. LUDA knew where he was coming too .tasteless as it is..at celeb roast nothing is off the table.

    My question is this; why is JB being roasted? He’s a little piss head boy who likes drugs and getting almost naked on stage holding his little wee-wee..a roast is for those that we give HOMAGE and accolades too for the craft work that they do..roasting that person in a parody type of way.. what has Justin Bieber done in that regard to receive such status? Nothing, this is all planned as a make over for the JB brand..

    • Poor taste is exactly what it is POOR TASTE!! Which is exactly why that segment won’t be aired. Obviously not appreciated for obvious reasons. Nobody would expect such low blows. Luda or nobody would expect those tasteless jokes. ( that won’t be aired anyway!) Justin? The millionaire kid? Who’s making big bucks? You’d have to be from Mars to miss his achievements.

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