Ludacris’ video for Ty Dolla $ign collaboration ‘Vitamin D’ went viral this week after fans accused the rapper of giving himself CGI abs in the clip – a move he now says was “intentional.”
In the clip, which stars the rapper as a plastic surgeon, Ludacris dons a six-pack tight enough to rival Peter Andre’s ‘Mysterious Girl’-era abs. However, it’s very obvious from the off that some CGI trickery is at play here.
Fans were quick to mock the ridiculous-looking muscles on Twitter, likening his new torso to “Dreamcast graphics.”
so……. ludacris is just gonna CGI himself with abs using sega dreamcast graphics ??? it's rough out here. pic.twitter.com/BnAettIvd3
— Ahmed/Rozay Top 5 (@big_business_) April 10, 2017
still thinking about Ludacris's bad CGI abs. In fact I haven't once stopped thinking about them pic.twitter.com/Ixx0EbM1CK
— your pal ched (@royalpizzaboy) April 12, 2017
— Vape & Snus (@trilldaddyvape) April 10, 2017
The Grammy-winning artist eventually confirmed that the abs are fake and proceeded to lighten the situation with a joke or two.
Ludacris has been flogging the same ‘joke’ since 2001 when the video for ‘Rollout’ saw the rapper morph his body shape quite dramatically to give himself a tiny head. In the video for ‘Stand Up’ in 2003, he gave himself the body of a baby, which is something that really doesn’t need to be seen twice.