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Photos: Ludacris hosts and performs at Ditch Fridays at Palms

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Ludacris hosts and performs at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool on Friday, June 7, 2013.

Ludacris at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool

Ludacris hosts and performs at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool on Friday, June 7, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Hip-hop star Ludacris kicked off a hot Ditch Fridays performance poolside at the Palms for thousands of daytime revelers Friday afternoon basking in 100-degree-plus heat.

Ludacris, in Gucci sunglasses, a red tank top, camouflage pants and red-and-black Jordans, stars in the summer blockbuster “Fast and Furious 6” and talked about his need for speed.

“Last time I got pulled over for speeding was probably over a year ago,” he said. “But for some reason, I was able to talk myself out of a ticket.”

Fans went wild when Ludacris hit the stage to perform some of his biggest hits, including “Southern Hospitality,” “What’s Your Fantasy,” “How Low Can You Go” and “Yeah.”

Before returning to his cabana, where he was later joined by magician Criss Angel, star of Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” at the Luxor, Luda sprayed the crowd with water and threw a T-shirt out to the crowd.

Upcoming Ditch Fridays parties: B.O.B on Friday; DJ Jazzy Jeff on Friday, June 21; Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas’ birthday party Saturday, July 6; and Wale on Friday, July 12.

Thanks to Bryan Steffy of WireImage for his photo gallery.

Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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