Pitbull says 'f--- you' to critics of America: 'If you don't like USA, go back'
Pitbull expressed his love for America and issued a profane message to critics of the nation he calls home at a recent concert. The sensational moment was captured on camera and clips have since made the rounds on social media.
The Cuban-American rapper, 40, made his thoughts clear as he put it bluntly he had no time for anyone who hated the United States. Although it is not clear which show the moment is from, the 'Timber' hitmaker is known to express similar sentiments at many of his shows. He recently performed at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista, California in September as part of his 2021 'I Feel Good' tour.
"To whoever the f*** doesn't like the United States of America, may god bless you but f*** you at the same time," Pitbull - whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez - said on stage in a clip that was widely shared on social media. "If you don't like the United States of America, go back to the countries that we the f*** from and you'll see how much you appreciate the United States of America," he added to rapturous applause.
Pitbull telling it like it is... pic.twitter.com/nwYBbgEZCj— il Donaldo Trumpo (@PapiTrumpo) October 1, 2021
The thrilled audience appeared to love every minute of the 'Give Me Everything' rapper's performance as part of his ‘I Feel Good’ tour spanning various cities across the United States. That said, Pitbull's felicitous message comes during a period of internal strife between the political right and left. President Joe Biden appears to be taking a freefall at the polls as his administration deals with growing crises such as the southern border situation and a struggling economy.
Pitbull was born in Florida in 1981. His parents were born in Cuba and moved to the United States, but eventually split up during the rapper's childhood. The 'Gasolina' hitmaker subsequently spent time with a foster family in Georgia and eventually made his way back to Miami by the time he was in high school. He crafted his skills during those years to become one of the most notable Latin recording artists that ever existed.
That said, the performer has often expressed his pride in being a first-generation American and spoken of his parents' immigration to the US from Cuba. "They knew what this country had to offer is that you could control your won destiny," he said in 2015 per the Latin Post. "You had opportunity. And you had the number one thing which was and which is freedom."
Pitbull said his grandmother once fought for Fidel Castro in the Cuban revolutionary war. However, she later changed her political views and sent her daughters to the US for a better life. He recounted to the Post how his mother came to America as part of Operation Peter Pan, which oversaw a migration of 14,000 minors in the 1960s. "So there's a lot of history there," he continued. "Definitely very deeply rooted and that's why I appreciate every opportunity this country has to offer."
And during an appearance on The View in 2017, Pitbull said this country was "built by immigrants." He added, "We all bleed the same blood, we all breathe the same air, we all put our pants on one leg at a time. And when we start figuring that out, is when we can really understand that we're really not that different. We're really more similar than we believe."