Drake, Ludacris To Perform At American Music Awards

By Nadeska Alexis

It’s impossible to know whether or not this is just a case of really bad—or, really convenient—timing, but today Drake and Ludacris were both added as performers at the upcoming, 2011 American Music Awards. This news wouldn’t have been anything out of the ordinary around this time last week, but the announcement comes right after one of Luda’s latest tracks “Bada Boom” started to make its rounds on the web. The song is a feature from the ATL rapper’s latest mixtape 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To the First Time and it just so happens to take a direct shot at Drake (and Big Sean).

On “Bada Boom,” Luda takes aim at the two younger rappers after they called him out for using their “Supa Dupa” punch line flow. His response? “Counterfeit rappers say I’m stealing they flows, but I can’t steal what you never made up b-tch… Let me explain, nothing’s been new since Big Daddy Kane/Flows’ll get recycled, passed around to different names…”

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(Ludacris previews 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To the First Time)

Anyway, the fact that they’re both performing at the American Music Awards is probably irrelevant unless someone makes the mistake of seating them together, right? Drake is scheduled to perform his hit single “Headlines” from Take Care, while Luda will team up with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Latin singer’s “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You).”

Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj, Will.I.Am. Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber and Chris Brown are also scheduled to perform at the annual awards show.