Ludacris On Battleground Earth

If you haven’t seen this commercial for Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee on Planet Green, check it out. Trust us, it’s worth 30 seconds of your time. (And anyone who thinks Tommy Lee is joking about not showering for seven days hasn’t read The Dirt.)

The show, in which rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges goes head-to-head with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee to see which musician can lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle, doesn’t premiere until August 3. But we interviewed Ludacris this week, and this is a sampling of what he had to say about the show:

Some people might be surprised to see you and Tommy Lee involved with Planet Green. How did you two hook up for Battleground Earth?

Ludacris: I was approached by my management team and the producers of the show to do this project. Once I read what it was about and the exciting way to learn about becoming more eco-friendly, I knew it was something that I had to do. I hadn’t really had a chance to meet Tommy until we started filming, but once we did meet we hit it right off and I knew we were going to be having a great time.

What’s the easiest thing people could change about their everyday routines to make their lifestyle a little greener?

Just be more aware. Don’t throw your trash outside your car window, because it has to go somewhere and usually it winds up in our ocean. Unplug your phone charger when you’re not using it. Turn off the lights in the area of the house that you’re not in. Recycle your plastic, cans and bottles. It really is all about the little things.

Is a greener lifestyle something you plan to stick to after the show is done?

Absolutely. I mean, I can tell you that I won’t be going totally green, but I’ve already begun to change up a few things in my life. After all, we’re talking about the planet here, and I’ve got to make sure that my daughter has a healthy place to live in as she grows older!

On a different note, as someone who starred in the original, do you have any thoughts on the upcoming Starz series based on the movie Crash? (The new series stars Dennis Hopper and D.B. Sweeney)

Crash was so powerful that I can only hope that the show will continue to touch on the very important themes that the movie brought up.

See the rest of our interview with Ludacris .