Published: Nov 10, 2012 11:20 AM EST
Updated: Nov 11, 2012 7:31 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - American rapper Ludacris says he has "a huge crush" on supermodel Heidi Klum, the host of Sunday's MTV European music awards show.

Ludacris, alt-pop trio Fun and Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen took a rehearsal break to attend a press briefing Saturday ahead of the MTV EMA in Frankfurt.

Joined by Klum, all talk turned to the upcoming festivities.

Ludacris says he feels "blessed" to be in Frankfurt and sees the awards as a chance to "give back to the global fans" - and also get near Klum.

Klum, meanwhile, was excited to cross paths with South Korean phenomenon Psy and admitted she and her children are partial to his "Gangnam style" dancing.

The 19th annual MTV EMA will broadcast live Sunday from Frankfurt's historic Festhalle.