One of the longest-running showbiz beefs is over. Ludacris and Bill O’Reilly have settled their differences at last.
After years of feuding, the “How Low” rapper tells RadarOnline.com that he extended an oliver branch to the conservative TV host.
It all happened when Luda recently attended the same event as O’Reilly and confronted him at his table. “The first thing I said to him was, ‘I want to meet the guy who has had so much to say about me, but knows absolutely nothing about me,'” he said. “He wasn’t expecting to see me, at all. The look on his face when he saw me approaching… priceless.”
O’Reilly was instrumental in getting Luda dropped from an endorsement deal with Pepsi when he demanded a boycott against the company for hiring someone who “disrespects women, encourages drug use, and encouraged violence.” The host of Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor” continued to denounce the hip-hop star for years, describing him as “vile” and a “thug.”
Details of Ludacris’ conversation with O’Reilly remain private. “The conversation we had was confidential, however, let’s just say it was a good conversation and good came out of it.”
The one-time foes even teamed up for a charity event. “From there, we came to a common ground. To be honest with you, we came together and did an event for charity—as crazy as it sounds. Perhaps everything happens for a reason.”
And this time, Ludacris got the last word. “It took about seven years for that to happen, but it finally happened. And the joy that came over me, well, it was outstanding.”