Pitbull – American rapper and producer
Pitbull’s real name is Armando Christian Pérez. He was born on 15 January 1981 in Miami. After his parents divorced, Armando lived with his mother. He enjoyed music since childhood and was influenced by such celebrities as Celia Cruz and Willy Chirino. Armando has a Cuban heritage.
The singer has a pale skin and blue eyes, which are at odds with the standard rapper’s appearance. However, it didn’t stop Perez from becoming a hip-hop artist. The young man attended South Miami Senior High School and Miami Coral Park High School. As a teenager, he focused on becoming a musician and started writing songs. At one time, he decided to earn some money by dealing drugs. Perez’s mother found out and kicked him out of the house.
The musician’s career got a jump-start when he met a rapper Lil Jon. Pitbull helped Jon record a studio album. Then he came up with a solo single “Oye”, which was used as a soundtrack for the 2003 movie 2 Fast 2 Furious. In 2000, the artist participated in Eminem’s and 50 Cent’s concert tours.