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Ludacris, iHeartRadio

Katherine Tyler for iHeartRadio

The cast of Furious 7 is absolutely pumped about their record-breaking debut this weekend, but there is one person who sadly hasn't been able to bask in its success with everyone: Paul Walker. But co-star Ludacris told E! News exclusively after his performance for iHeartRadio Live at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York that even though the franchise's star is no longer with them, he knows he is still celebrating.

In fact, Luda even dubbed the movie's all-star performance, "The Paul Walker Effect."

"We actually got a chance to surprise some theaters and talk to some people this weekend, and it's been amazing," he told E! News. "I am so blessed to be a part of it and people keep congratulating me, but there are so many elements that made this number one and I am just a part of it.

He added, "It's such a overwhelming feeling to be apart of something so great."

Ludacris, iHeartRadio

Katherine Tyler for iHeartRadio

But the "Act a Fool" rapper isn't the only one feeling great. He added that he knows his pal is looking down on all of them and experiencing the same excitement as they are, knowing their movie pulled in about $384 million at the box office.

"He is definitely smiling down and feeling great!" Luda said. "There is no way better to leave his legacy than like a movie like this. The reviews and everyone that has seen it loves it, and it's not only the movie as a whole they are just loving the way we said goodbye to him."

The 37-year-old previously opened up to E! News about the movie's ending, which honors the late Walker (and includes the most emotional song by Wiz Khalifa you will ever listen to). "This movie Furious 7 almost didn't see the light of day, so I'm so glad that we're able to finish it and finish it in Paul Walker's honor," he told E! News.

Ludacris, iHeartRadio

Katherine Tyler for iHeartRadio

"I think people are going to absolutely love, not only the movie, but the ending and how we honor him."

That they did, Luda. "See You Again," the song that closes out the film, has already raised more than $400,000 for Walker's charity, Reach Out Worldwide. Charlie Puth, who sings on the track, tweeted about the video's release in addition to sharing kind words for Walker.

"7 million hits in 2 hours. i know you are watching down on all of us paul, the whole world is thinking of you," he wrote.