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Fergie and Luda and robots, oh my (scenes from Black Eyed Peas)

Black Eyed Peas brought the year’s biggest, slickest hip-hop tour to the Tacoma Dome Saturday night, a high-tech extravaganza that also featured rap hit-maker Ludacris and LMFAO. Here’s some of what you may have missed on the E.N.D. Tour’s second to last night (photos by Ernest Jasmin.)

LMFAO’s Redfoo with robohomie. The rap duo also had help from dancing Legos and adapted one of it’s popular set staples for the locals with “I’m in Tacoma.”
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Ludacris talks “Battle of the Sexes” (interview audio)

Let’s start with the obvious. Ludacris’ hits are more about hedonism than feminism. And his Mix-A-Lot level appreciation of gluteus maximus, as expressed in smash hit “How Low,” isn’t about to get the Lilith Fair stamp of approval.

But when I caught up with Luda to talk about his upcoming tour stop in Tacoma (with Black Eyed Peas and LMFAO, info here) he talked a lot about giving women equal say on his new “Battle of the Sexes” album. Click the links below to hear what he said about …

… making

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Ludacris to star in fifth “Fast and the Furious” flick

Just got off the phone with rapper-actor Ludacris, who will open for the Black Eyed Peas when they headline the Tacoma Dome on April 10. And among the thing he said he’d be doing after the tour winds down in April is starring in “The Fast and the Furious 5,” presumably reprising his role as street race organizer Tej. “I just got the call,” he told me.

Meanwhile, Luda – born Chris Bridges – remains focused on the music, with the BEP tour and his new “Battle of the Sexes” set to drop

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Ludacris to open for Black Eyed Peas

One of the year’s biggest tours just got bigger as chart-topping rapper Ludacris has been added to the Black Eyed Peas tour, which will wind down at the Tacoma Dome on April 10.

Luda – best known for “Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes” and other hits – is prepping a new album, “Battle of the Sexes,” which is scheduled for a March 16 release.