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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 January 1981Miami, Florida, USA
Birth NameArmando Christian Pérez
Nickname Mr. Worldwide
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Pitbull was born on January 14, 1981 in Miami, Florida, USA as Armando Christian Pérez.

Trade Mark (3)

Shaved head.
Often references his hometown of Miami in his songs, usually by mentioning the area code 305.
Catchphrase: "¡Dale!"

Trivia (5)

Is of Cuban descent.
He is a rapper.
He can speak both English and Spanish.
Loves Miami Subs Grill and purchased an equity stake in the restaurant chain. (July 24, 2012).
He was chosen by FIFA and Sony Music to write and record "We Are One (Ole Ola)" along with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, which served as the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup (2014).

Personal Quotes (34)

Music is my hustle.
You can't get much whiter than me.
If you continue to work hard, let that be the fuel to your fire.
In any country when you throw something in somebody's face, it's disrespectful.
I'm taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.
Every time I reach a new audience, that means I'm doing something right.
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.
My owner is life and that's what I fight for.
I'm definitely someone who enjoys life and wakes up with a ball of energy.
I think of fans like a barbershop. I want that debate.
Any time I see anything moving onstage, I'm cautious about it.
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.
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.
My kids can't eat awards.
I work hard. But I play hard, too.
I look at this game from a different perspective.
I like to keep my money at the end of the day.
I grew up around salsa, merengue, bachata, bass music, freestyle, hip-hop, techno, house, rave.
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.
As Americans, which I suffer from myself, we have ADD.
I'm taking a lot of freestyle music and flipping it.
I'm no longer an artist, I'm a business partner.
I'm in the major league now.
I'm here to entertain.
I make music with no boundaries.
This industry is 90 percent business, 10 percent talent.
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.
Music to me is something I did as a hobby.
Look, Pitbull is a product.
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 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.
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.
When I get in the studio the idea is just to work and bang out as many as I can.
Donald Trump, ten cuidado con El Chapo, papo! (Donald Trump, watch out for El Chapo, dude!)

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