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Ja Rule Turned Down Ludacris’ ‘Fast and the Furious’ Role [Video]

Recording artist and actor Ludacris, holding an enlarged image of himself, attends a “Furious 7″ concert hosted by Revolt Live in Hollywood, Calif., last week. (Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Revolt TV)

Ludacris has been in four of the The Fast and the Furious movies, including Furious 7 out last week.

However, Ludacris’ role initially could have gone to Ja Rule, who had a cameo in the first movie in 2001, The Fast and the Furious.

John Singleton directed the second movie in the series, 2 Fast, 2 Furious.

“Ja got too big for himself. He turned it down. He turned down a half a million dollars,” Singleton told Grantland. “He got $15,000 to be in the first movie. He was really big at that time. …

“He was acting like he was too big to be in the sequel. He wouldn’t return calls. … (So) I called Ludacris. (He) was all humble; excited to meet me. I said, ‘I’m doing this movie; … want to be a part of it?’ He goes, ‘What? Yeah!”’

Source: The Touch Radio

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