It was a no-brainer for rapper Ludacris to ask Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul to be part of his "Rest of My Life" video, released Sunday night.
"Chris a good friend of mine and it's always good when you do business with family," said Ludacris, who was in London filming "Fast and Furious 6," the latest installment of the street-car racing franchise.
Ludacris, who has released seven multiplatinum studio albums and has won three Grammy Awards, thought Paul would be perfect for a cameo role. Usher and David Guetta are also featured.
"The song and video is about living your life to the fullest, even after you fall," said the 35-year-old Ludacris, who was born Chris Bridges. "Chris, like me, is one of those individuals who works hard and plays hard. He is a prime example of getting back up and coming back stronger."
Ludacris, who was born in Illinois and moved to Atlanta when he was 9, loves playing basketball and has a court at his Atlanta home. He has made 17 films, and is spending the next few months finishing up "Fast and Furious 6" before returning to the United States for the release of his album "Ludaversal" in 2013.
"I think my whole life is about progression. I continue to stay hungry and I'm competitive," Ludacris said. "I love what I do. I'm passionate and I'm still creative. I call myself a 'Multifaceted Entreprenegro.'"