Abs-olutely ridiculous.

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.”


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.

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