At first, Pitbull seemed like a one-club-hit wonder. But the former Miami MC, who traded the crunk and coke rap for worldwide recognition, knows exactly what he is. GQ recently tagged along with him for a few performances, and not only does Mr. Worldwide show us a good time, he also shed light on different side of himself: his no BS, business-driven side. In the April issue feature “Doggy Style”, Pitbull candidly speaks with GQ about his rise to fame and provided insight into his strategy as a pop icon, being called a “sellout”, and his plans for the future.
Pitbull on being called a “sellout”: “People say I switched? Maybe I outgrew you. I look at it as an evolution, and setting the path. I’m showing you where to go.”
…on his music and his image: “Look, Pitbull is a product. Don’t get it f*cked up—I’m a businessman. This industry is 90 percent business, 10 percent talent. It’s the people who think they’re talented, that their sh*t don’t stink, who get left behind.”
…on his career and his future plans: “Two thousand nine was freedom, 2010 was invasion, 2011 was takeover, 2012 is grow wealth.”