When a demo of Detox hit the internet, it featured Ludacris rapping on a song titled “O.G. Theme” which included the lyrics “Ainâ€™t no ni**a better than Doc Dre, Iâ€™m a 20-year veteran.” fueling rumors that the Atlanta based rapper was ghostwriting for none other than Dr. Dre himself, rumors that Ludacris was chosen to write for Detox is now to confirm: “It was for Dre. I wrote it for Dre,” adding “It was supposed to be for Detox, but I donâ€™t know since it got leaked. I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s gonna get used.”
But the ghostwriting doesnâ€™t stop there, as he revealed that it was not the only track he wrote for Detox, “I wrote a couple records and that was one of them.” Already leaked from Detox were other ghostwritten songs by numerous artists like “Young Knox â€“ Tha Docter” and “T.I. ft Kobe – This is Detox (I Am Hip Hop)”
Also stomping rumors pertaining to his career, Ludacris decided to clear the air on his own upcoming solo album, set to drop next year, at an event in West Hollywood, saying “It must be the biggest rumor in the world because youâ€™re like the fifth person who asked me about that,” Adding that “Itâ€™s just really frustrating when somebody puts a rumor out and everyone goes with it.”
As for rumors circulating on what the new title would be, he kills the gossip quick “I never remotely said anything about something called ‘Cineplex.’ Dead that shit,” said Ludacris. “Itâ€™s ‘Ludaversal.’ Thatâ€™s what comes after ‘Battle of the Sexes.'”
“Battle of the Sexes” is set to come out at the end of this year, and will be a corroboration between Ludacris, and DTP member Shawnna. While “Ludaversal” is scheduled to be released some time in 2010.