Pitbull is a known Republican, and despite the current repartee circling around most Republican circles, is not afraid to acknowledge that going as far as to say that when it comes to Republican candidate nomination seekers Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush his friendship with them are priceless.
“I have a relationship with Jeb Bush and I have a relationship with Marco Rubio, and when we sit down and talk, we don’t talk politics,” said the Cuban-American Rapper in a recent interview, “And let me tell you, Jeb Bush speaks Spanish fluently. He can hang out in the neighborhoods of Miami and they go, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me. This guy is a Bush?’”
Although Pitbull has stated that his relationship to both political figures is priceless, he did go on to make it clear it doesn’t mean he is going to campaign for either one of them.
“For me, [what matters is] who is the best candidate to try to help what is going on in the United States of America,” he said, “What they say is that if the United States of America sneezes, the whole world catches a cold. So whoever takes on the United States of America is taking on the whole world, also.”
While Pitbull has stated he wouldn’t downright back either Rubio or Bush due to his friendship with both men, he will surely not be campaigning for another Republican: Donald Trump.
Earlier this summer, after Trump made racial and stereotypical remarks regarding Mexican immigrants living in the country Pitbull—like many other Latino celebrities—addressed what Trump had said, in his own unique way.
“For all of the Latinos out there, keep your heads up. And Trump, watch out for El Chapo, dude,” Pitbull said, while attending the Premios Juventud, which is a Spanish-language award show that aired on Univision.
Despite not agreeing with what Trump had to say nor his political viewpoints, Pitbull did say that he does respect Trump…as a businessman.
“For what (Trump) is doing and what he’s trying to do, God Bless him…but on my end, it’s not something that I would stand next to, stand for, approve or in any way shape or form, allow that kind of disrespect toward our culture.”
Subscribe to our weekly e-Newsletter for the latest news, trends & events: click here, its quick & easy!!