Earlier this month we learned that several Paul Walker jokes were cut from the Justin Bieber Roast on Comedy Central. But we now know one of the attendees made that happen — Walker’s co-star from the Fast and Furious franchise, Ludacris:
The Furious 7 star told HuffPost Live that certain cracks made at Paul Walker’s expense went too far. A Comedy Central spokesperson previously told The Hollywood Reporter that the jokes will be edited out of the broadcast.
“There were some Paul Walker jokes that I didn’t feel like were appropriate,” Ludacris said. “I was told and promised that they would edit those out. … Some of those were over the line.”
The inappropriate jokes included these from Jeffrey Ross and Pete Davidson.
“‘Move bitch, get out of the way!’ is what Paul Walker should’ve told that tree,” roast veteran Jeff Ross said during his set, referencing Ludacris’ hit song “Move Bitch.” “Too soon? Too fast? Too furious?”
“Just this past year, Justin got arrested for drag racing,” said “Saturday Night Live” star and roaster Pete Davidson. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t with Paul Walker. What? He’s doing great! He’s got a movie coming out!”
The Justin Bieber Roast airs tomorrow night on Comedy Central, sans Walker jokes.