Ludacris Talks B.B. King's Hip Hop Impact

Ludacris Talks B.B. King's Hip Hop Impact

It's "unprecedented," the Billboard Music Awards host says.

Published May 17, 2015

With the death of B.B. King, the music industry lost a trailblazing legend. But, as Ludacris told us, when we sat down with him before his hosting gig at the Billboard Music Awards, King's influence extended far beyond the genre for which he was best known.

"His legacy for not only blues, but hip hop and everything in general is just unprecedented," says Luda, noting that King played live instrumentation on hip hop records. "We are here to honor him and I'm just sad that he's gone."

See what else the rapper, accompanied by his co-host Chrissy Teigen, has to say about the late icon in the BET.com exclusive video below.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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