Ludacris loves ‘The Devil Wears Prada’: ‘It’s about leadership & focus’


I’ve always enjoyed Ludacris, so just give me that, please! I don’t want to hear ten million stories about how so-and-so says he’s a d-bag and this and that. I enjoy him as an actor too – his arc on Law & Order: SVU was brilliant. Anyway, Ludacris has a new interview with Elle and I enjoyed it. He talks about his new wife – he married Eudoxie Mbouguiyenegue over the Christmas holiday – as well as his love for The Devil Wears Prada, and much more. Some highlights:

He wants to make music perfect for strip clubs: “The best way for me to describe it is it has a particular bounce to it. In Atlanta, we have some of the best strip clubs in the world. They have these poles, and they go all the way to the ceiling. It’s almost like a damn Cirque du Soleil show. A lot of women go. They’re not so ashamed.”

His favorite chick flick: “The Devil Wears Prada. I’m dead-ass serious. I love that movie. It’s not even so much a chick flick….It’s about leadership and focus. That’s one of my favorite movies of all time, honestly. Period.”

What he hopes to teach his 13-year-old daughter: “Independence. Striving for excellence. Her schedule is damn near busier than mine. She’ll have piano one day and acting another day and dance another day. The number-one thing I try to get across is we’re in a digital age where it’s cool to be on your iPhone all the time. So all of those activities I mentioned are about getting her away from that. People are on video games and their phones, and it’s taking up all their mental space.

What he learned from his mom: “She didn’t have to tell me much. She’s a very hardworking individual. And self-educated. She worked three or four jobs at one time. She worked at a real estate agency, she worked at a grocery store, she was going to school part-time. Basically she’s the perfect model for me. I’m a mama’s boy, of course. I’m an only child.

Why he got married now: “Life is all about timing, to be honest with you. I don’t doubt any plans that the Man Upstairs has for me. And I listen closely to Him guiding me to where I need to be. I talk to the Man Upstairs every day.”

Whether he would vote for Hillary Clinton for president: “It depends on who she’s running against, my friend.”

[From Elle]

I just got this mental image of Ludacris sitting down on the couch with his daughter and getting so into The Devil Wears Prada that he’s reciting all the lines. Do you think that happens? Do you think he adores Meryl Streep? Is he a secret Anne Hathaway super-fan? Or is he all about Emily Blunt?

As for his thoughts on Hillary Clinton… I’ll admit that I sort of feel the same way. I mean, I know I’m probably going to have to vote for Clinton no matter what, because the Dems aren’t running anyone substantial against her and the Republican field is littered with wingnuts. But it just feels like there are large segments of the population looking to vote Democratic and Hillary isn’t a good enough reason.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Carolina says:

    The devil wears prada is my favorite movie too. And I agree with him about Hilary I don’t like her but I also don’t want to vote for a conservative republican.

    • Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

      You seem to be falling into the vote for the lesser of two evils trap. Down here in Australia I vote for the Greens even though I know they’re not going to win. I think it’s insane to support someone who has bad policies, even if they’re not as bad as someone else’s.

  2. savu says:

    I love him too. I like seeing men who you can tell were raised by strong women pursue and raise strong women. It makes me really happy.

    I wish the Dems had a better backup. Honestly, there are lots of younger (mostly Tea Party) cadidates on the red side, and that helps. I enjoy the republican primaries so much. (I lean left, but believe on judging the person as an individual. I would and have voted for Republicans.) I wish we had someone young that had been groomed, you know?

  3. Lucy says:

    Nice interview!

  4. Lama Bean says:

    I used to love him. Sorry Kaiser, he’s gone off the rails in his douchebaggery in the past year or so. “Break baby”, fighting for custody, claiming he’s broke to avoid child support, then going on extravagant vacations….I just can’t support him anymore.

    His wife is drop dead gorgeous. I imagine the impending little one will be too. But don’t talk to us about independence and respect after that crap you pulled on your most recent baby mama.

    • QQ says:

      and then taking said Break baby from her only mom ( after not visiting etc) It was some grimey sh!t I agree Lama I really felt very off about him since

  5. aims says:

    The republican party would have to have someone incredible for me to even consider voting for them. I mean Amazing! I’m a hardcore democrat for many reasons and I could careless about devil wears prada.

    • QQ says:

      aims… ditto, a party that has made it more than clear they aren’t here for women, immigrant, not rich people, blacks… all of which I am.. I mean what kind of fool i’d look like voting for people like that

  6. Working says:

    I love how he is talking about strip clubs in the same article where he’s talking about his 13 yr old daughter, his new wife, and God. Lol

  7. minx says:

    LOVE that movie. It’s one of those where I’m compelled to watch it again if I run across it.

  8. BendyWindy says:

    I’m trying not to burn out on politics too soon, but Elizabeth Warren isn’t a viable dem?

  9. icy says:

    Nice try Luda, but this all of the sudden “I love women” drivel reeks of PR. You took your kid from her mom and received backlash for it, now you all about women, really? Stop calling women bitches then maybe I would believe you.

  10. Franca says:

    I know a 3rd party candidate would never be elected, but is there a party more left-leaning than the Democrats? If I was American, the Democrats wouldn’t be left enough for me.

  11. Abba says:

    I kind of love this interview?

  12. ashley says:

    I used to like him,but after what he did to his baby mama,never again. He’s trash.

  13. jferber says:

    I agree with everyone else who said he ruined his reputation with his sleazy actions regarding his child’s mother. His new wife is posting pics of the baby girl sleeping on her. If I were the child’s mother, I would go insane. Luda, do right by the baby’s mother. I wouldn’t have expected this low-down shite from him, because I did respect him before. Not now, though. Even Chris Brown is behaving better than Luda did about his new baby. And if Chris Brown has bested ANYONE with his own behavior, you know the other guy is lower than a snake’s belly.