Pitbull Said This Just Hours Before Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

by Jeremy Spirogis

After an amazing quantity of buzz and Twitter predictions that celebrity Pitbull could be a top-of-the-list visitor eventually Sunday evening’s Super Bowl Halftime Show. . . the Miami-born rapper wasn’t.

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The 39-year-old musician did have a couple of issues to say simply hours earlier than the halftime present.

Pitbull would have been nice within the halftime present

Having the Cuban rapper within the halftime present with two of the most important Latina stars would have been simply as unbelievable of a present because the artists that did present up, Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin and Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny.

Pitbull, whose actual title is Armando Christian Pérez, and who additionally goes by the nicknames “Mr. 305” (Miami’s space code) and “Mr. Worldwide” (as a result of he’s a world star, what else?), places on a powerhouse present and would have been a complement to the Latin-flavored live performance.

Weeks earlier than the present, Lopez and Shakira praised being given the chance, by live performance producer Jay-Z, to be a part of a gathering exhibiting the very best of Latin tradition.

“To celebrate [the Latin] culture, to showcase it in a country where Latinos have also struggled a lot,” she informed Billboard. “I feel really humbled and with a great responsibility in my hands to represent the Latino community.” 

Lopez praised the occasion saying after the Super Bowl at a luxurious yacht occasion, “I was happy to stand up there with Shakira – two Latin women, two women, two working moms – who did one of the best Super Bowls of all time.”

Fans badly wished him on the halftime present

Pitbull’s followers weren’t shy about voicing their want to see him carry out on stage at one of many greatest concert events on earth. An spectacular Change.org petition was initiated by the singer’s followers to get him added to the billing for the present.

Plus, it had been rumored that the rapper himself was pushing to be a part of the halftime present.

When requested concerning the halftime present, MSN reported the artist’s response was, “Am I in the halftime show? I’m involved in a lot of things that have to do with the Super Bowl. I’ll leave it at that. I plead the fifth that this question might incriminate me.”

What Pitbull needed to say

After the Super Bowl, followers had their say on Twitter.

Tweets included, “You mean to inform me the tremendous bowl was in Miami, and Jlo and Shakira carried out, and neither of them introduced out Mr. 305 Pitbull” and “This is THE BIGGEST SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW SNUB IN HISTORY. HOW CAN YOU NOT HAVE PITBULL AS A GUEST IN MIAMI ?!?!”

Pitbull, for his half, introduced up the halftime present the day earlier than the occasion, telling Sirius XM hosts DJ Laz and Crisco Kidd, “I can tell you this, I’m gonna be doing a whole lot of things at the Super Bowl.”

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“That’s all I can tell you. I’m at the Tailgate party, you got some commercials, one of the commercials happens to be, you know, before whatever show that is. . . I’m definitely excited to see Jennifer and Shakira.’”

For no matter motive, nobody related with Pitbull’s absence from the halftime present – not JLo, not Shakira, and positively not Pitbull himself – wish to merely say why he both was not invited or selected to not carry out.

We’ll should see if he opens up about it in some unspecified time in the future, or will get his personal halftime present for Super Bowl LV.

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