Mr. Worldwide stopped by Univeral Studios in California today to talk with Extra TV host, Mario Lopez. During the ten-minute chat, Pitbull discussed his upcoming New Year’s Eve show, his new restaurant, and Fidel Castro’s death.
“I’m hoping that all of America, the whole world knows that Miami is the meca for New Year’s Eve now, and we are going to get off the chain,” said the hitmaker about the third annual Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution, which will include performances from Salt-N-Pepa and Naught By Nature.
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When asked about former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro’s death, Pit said that it’s *hopefully* one step closer to the island’s freedom. “I’m not going to celebrate anybody’s death, but to me, he’s been dead. So, hopefully this is a path and a step in the right direction to see Cuba Libre, libertad,” stated Armando. “Hopefully we’ll see Cuba free in the near future with God’s help.”
During the interview, Pitbull also revealed that he’s planning on performing some new tracks from his upcoming album, “Climate Change” during his FOX New Year’s Eve party. “‘Greenlight’ we’re going to be performing, I got another record that we’re working right now called ‘Can’t Have’ with one of the biggest DJs out called, Ape Drums. And then I have my favorite record on the album, ‘Options’ with Stephen Marley.”
While on the subject of “Options”, Pitbull revealed that he and Stephen Marley will be filming the music video for the upcoming track in Kingston, Jamaica at Bob Marley’s former house sometime in the near future.
Mario Lopez and Pit then shared a good laugh when Mario fubbed the pronunciation of his new restaurant, 30Sinco. But when he finally got the name right, Mr. 305 shared the real inspiration behind the new hotspot. “Well, tres-cero-cinco would be the area code of Miami, but we put it down in the Dominican Republic at Casa de Canpo, La Marina. And more than anything, we enjoy so much to be down in Casa de Campo, and we wanted to bring our own little flavor down there. They gave us our own opportunity, I want to say thank you so much to everybody down in Casa de Campo.”
Armando also revealed that he will be opening more SLAM! charter schools in Broward County, Tampa, San Antonio, Alabama, and secondary ones in Nevada and Little Havana.
Watch the full 10-minute+ Facebook Live interview above and check out photos and videos from today below.