"There were some Paul Walker jokes that I didn't feel like were appropriate," Ludacris told host Alyona Minkovski. "I was told and promised that they would edit those out. Some of those were over the line."
The network confirmed to Variety on March 16 that the jokes would not appear on the show, which airs Monday.
Ludacris didn't name any names, Variety named Jeff Ross and Pete Davidson as culprits. A sample of their jokes:
“‘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 rapper seemed to be in good spirits about the event as a whole, however, as he and Bieber have a long history. Ludacris was featured on Bieber's first hit, "Baby" all the way back in 2010, and said Friday that he thinks Bieber has grown up a lot in recent months.
"I think he went through adolescence," he said. "You can't judge but so much when we're looking at it from an adult perspective and we're watching him literally grow up, so you have to expect him to go through some things ... We all make mistakes."
Ludacris has been a busy man of late, with "Furious 7" hitting theaters April 3 and his latest album, "Ludaversal," hitting iTunes and store shelves March 31.
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