Ludacris Just Mocked The Oscars’ ‘Diversity Problem’

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Ludacris just mocked the Academy Awards at the Billboard Music Awards show.

On Sunday night, Ludacris, whose real name is Christopher Brian Bridges, called out the movie awards show that’s been criticized in the past for its lack of diversity in their nomination process.

“The Billboard’s awards is like the Oscars of music,” he said. “Except unlike the Oscars we actually have black nominees this evening, you hear what I’m saying. No, we do. We really do. We do.”

In February, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and director Spike Lee boycotted the Academy Awards. The actress posted a video on her Facebook page and said she was disappointed in the “lack of diversity” in Oscar nominations as the reason.

The boycott marked the second year the movie awards program faced “critics and social media commentators” who accused them of failing to nominate enough diverse performers, according to an ABC report.