May 9, 2021


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Ludacris gets cooking in new streaming exhibit

LOS ANGELES — Ludacris can rap, produce tunes, and act. He just can not prepare dinner, and no, opening cans and slapping together bologna or grilled cheese sandwiches does not count.

Again in his times of, as he suggests, not having “two nickels to rub jointly,” Ludacris would toss with each other what ever he could locate, chow down and get back to his new music.

“When men like myself are hungry, we just want to try to eat,” he stated Thursday on a movie simply call. “We really don’t want to take 30 minutes to an hour to prepare dinner.”

He’s last but not least upping his competencies in the kitchen area in “Luda Just cannot Cook dinner,” a just one-hour unique that debuts Feb. 25 on the Discovery+ in addition streaming services. He will get schooled by chef Meherwan Irani, who introduces Ludacris to international flavors and strategies.

“It was an eye-opener and so lots of lightbulb moments for me,” he said.

Ludacris is not the only entertainer in the kitchen area. Singer Selena Gomez has been upping her quarantine cooking techniques on “Selana + Chef,” which was renewed for a second time on HBO Max.

Ludacris attempts his hand at cooking chicken in the new streaming special “Luda Can not Cook dinner.”

Ludacris first bought fascinated in meals when “there was a placenta that was attached to me when I was in my mother’s womb.”

But his mom, Roberta, did not established considerably of an case in point in the kitchen area.

“I love my mom with all my coronary heart. My mother was not the best cook dinner in the planet,” he explained. “Her foodstuff and cooking has gotten improved and better around a lengthy period of time.”

Ludacris cedes to his spouse, Eudoxie, who is from the west African nation of Gabon, in their entirely equipped kitchen.

“She does all the cooking, which is element of the purpose I just cannot prepare dinner,” he explained. “She has her have fashion and she’s quite, very superior at it.”

Will Packer, who government produces the show alongside with Ludacris, admits he beforehand would not try to eat everything geared up by Ludacris.

“I would consume your cooking now,” Packer explained. “If I had a option, you or your spouse, I am definitely taking in your wife’s cooking to start with.”

Ludacris attempts his hand at Indian food items in the exhibit. “It’s so sophisticated that I just wished to understand how it’s created,” he stated.

The irony of not currently being equipped to even cook rice (“it’s heading to adhere to the pot”) and possessing a stake in Chicken + Beer, a cafe serving Southern-type comfort meals within the Atlanta airport, isn’t misplaced on the Grammy-profitable rapper.

At the identical time, he needs to proper one thing.

“The full Luda can’t prepare dinner is only 99% correct,” he claimed. “There’s 1% I can prepare dinner tacos.”