Interview: Pitbull on life on 'Planet Pit'
It’s good to be Pitbull. The Cuban-American rapper is sipping white wine in a all white hotel suite in Los Angeles, flanked by a few members of his posse, as he runs through a string of interviews to promote his new album, “Planet Pit.”
The set, which debuts in the Top 10 on this week’s Billboard 200, is the party project of the summer—chock full of club bangers featuring Pit and his friends, Ne-Yo, Marc Anthony, Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias and T-Pain.
The massive success of first single, “Give Me Everything” featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, has come quickly on the heels of Pitbull’s raspy raps appearing on a number of the past year’s hottest tunes: Iglesias’s “I Like It,” Usher’s “DJ’s Got Us Fallin’ In Love” and Jennifer Lopez’s comeback single, “On the Floor.”
Although not dressed in one of his trademark fancy suits, Pitbull, nevertheless, cuts a dashing figure, full of easy charm and swagger, as he talks about the making of the new album and life on Planet Pit in the embedded video in this post.