Kid Cudi Revs Us Up For ‘Need For Speed’ Super Bowl Spot

Rapper-turned-actor talks about his role in the new action film.

Start your engines.

If “Need for Speed” wasn’t already on your radar, it will be this Sunday when what’s sure to be an action-packed trailer debuts during the Super Bowl.

Scott Mescudi, better known to hip-hop fans as Kid Cudi, co-stars with “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul, and the recording artist told Josh Horowitz that the movie will not disappoint.

“As soon as you’re in the theater, you’re on a ride,” Cudi said. “It makes going to the movies fun again.”

The actor/rapper added that fans were ecstatic after a preview screening of the movie: “It’s a beautiful thing to see people to say, ‘Yo, you made me laugh.’ It’s a different experience.”

Mescudi also had nothing but kind words for his co-star Paul.

“He’s a genuine dude,” Mescudi said. “He comes from humble beginnings. He worked hard to have everything he has right now. … It’s just awesome.”

Since “Need for Speed” is an action movie, Mescudi got to experience some of the crazy stunts first-hand, doing them in the air with “two different helicopters and one Cessna plane … it was a bit nerve-racking.”

But he overcame those nerves. “I flew that plane,” Mescudi laughed. “You’re damn right I did.”

Catch “Need for Speed,” out March 14, and see the new trailer for the movie during the Super Bowl on Sunday.