Quotes by Pitbull
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Wikipedia Summary for Pitbull
Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), known professionally by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper and singer. Pérez began his career in the early 2000s, recording reggaeton, Latin hip hop, and crunk music under a multitude of labels. In 2004, he released his debut album M.I.A.M.I. under TVT Records and the executive production of Lil Jon. Pitbull later released his second album, El Mariel, in 2006 and his third, The Boatlift, in 2007. His fourth album, Rebelution (2009), included his breakthrough hit single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)", which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number four on the UK Singles Chart.
After rebranding himself as a pop artist, Pitbull's next English-language album, Planet Pit (2011), featured his first US number one single "Give Me Everything" (featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer). The single from his next album, Global Warming: Meltdown (2013), titled "Timber" (featuring Kesha), hit No.1 in eighteen countries, including the United Stated and the United Kingdom. The next single from the album, "Feel This Moment" (featuring Christina Aguilera), was a Top 10 hit in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. He performed the song "We Are One (Ole Ola)" (with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte), which served as the official theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Pitbull released his latest album Libertad 548 on September 27, 2019. The new album includes the RIAA Latin 9× Platinum hit single "No Lo Trates" (featuring Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha). The album spawned RIAA Latin Platinum single "Me Quedaré Contigo" (also featuring Ne-Yo), and was certified RIAA Latin Platinum on January 28, 2021.
Pitbull has sold over 25 million studio albums and over 100 million singles worldwide. He has over 15 billion views on YouTube as of May 2020. He was ranked by Billboard as the 45th Top Artist of the 2010s and the 24th Top Latin Artist of the 2010s. Pitbull's other ventures include brand ambassadorship and for various entities, activism and philanthropy in the Latino American community, a radio station (Pitbull's Globalization) on Sirius XM Radio and ownership of the Trackhouse Racing NASCAR team. As of May 2019, Pitbull has won 35 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
I'm sharp. What the street taught me how to do is how to hustle. How to make something out of nothing.
There's always something going on, and people need that 45-minute-to-an-hour-and-15-minute break, where they just escape and not worry about bills, health care and God knows what. That, to me, is when you're making great music: when people can just forget about what's going on.
I don't agree when the USA, that lives by a constitution, says, OK, just because you look this way, we're going to ask you for your documentation, or you gotta go back to your country.
The thing with me and endorsements is it's harder for me to get endorsements because of the simple fact that I want in.
Now look at the crowd. We've got everybody here tonight: Black, white, Asian, Latinos--and guess what? President Obama says we can all stay! God Bless America!
I started doing shows in places that I couldn't pronounce, didn't know existed, and I've seen people that didn't speak English or Spanish rapping to every lyric and singing to every hook. I said, This is the type of music that I want to do.
I feel like I've been fighting in music and creating new ways and new opportunities to make things work even when people thought it wouldn't.
It's the true meaning of music being a universal language, constantly fighting and going through different boundaries in order for new people to hear the music and be like, Oh, sh*t! I mess with this Pitbull kid.
Just out here workin' hard and doin' what we do best: grind, hustle, and anything possible to create new opportunities.
I'm sharp... What the street taught me how to do is how to hustle. How to make something out of nothing.
I don't wanna make hood music, I don't wanna make street music, I want to make world music, global music, international music.
The people in Cuba, they know what I stand for, and there's a lot of people in Cuba that stand for the same. But they can't say it.
My motivational music is any music that helps me escape. There are certain records that take you to euphoria, when you're partying and havin' a good time, dancin' with a couple people.
I grew up around salsa, merengue, bachata, bass music, freestyle, hip-hop, techno, house, rave.
I grew up around salsa, merengue, bachata, bass music, freestyle, hip-hop, techno, house, rave. Miami is special for that. It's a city where you don't know if it's more a part of the US, or of the Caribbean, or of Latin America, or of Europe.
One night I'll be in Los Angeles and it'll be a Latin crowd, and then another night I'll go to Fresno and it'll be an all-black crowd. To me, that's the beauty of the music.
It's all about music, because music is basically what's... been my avenue out of maybe being involved in things I shouldn't be.
I already had three strikes against me. One, I have light skin. Two, I'm from Miami, which wasn't getting looked at at the time. Three, I'm Cuban. But now, I've made everything that stacked against me into a virtue.
With all the negativity going on in the world right now, people need an escape. When you give them a hit record or a great record, it allows them to escape for at least three to four minutes. They're not thinking bills or economy or immigration or war when you create that kind of ambiance.
I won't perform in Cuba until there's no more Castro and there's a free Cuba. To me, Cuba's the biggest prison in the world, and I would be very hypocritical were I to perform there.