Pitbull Responds to Lindsay Lohan Lawsuit; Invites Actress to MTV Video Music Awards (Video)
When Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit against rapper Pitbull, this is probably not the outcome she expected.
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In a video statement responding to the lawsuit, Pitbull described Lohan’s accusations as “surprising” and “ironic.” He also used the opportunity to plug his upcoming MTV Video Music Awards performance and issue an invitation to the troubled actress.
“We’ll be performing this at the VMAs and as a matter of fact, I’d like to send out an invitation to Lindsay Lohan,” he said into the camera. “Hopefully she can come with me to the VMAs. Maybe we can figure this out.”
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Lohan is taking legal action against Pitbull in response to a lyric from his No. 1 hit single, “Give Me Everything.” She states that the line “got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan” is in violation of “New York civil rights laws,” and is seeking an injunction to stop broadcasting of the song.
“I was very surprised when I found out about the lawsuit and to me it was very ironic, to be honest with you,” Pitbull (real name: Armando Christian Perez) said. “Everything that has to do with this record is so positive, if you see the way that I start off the record with ‘I took my life from negative to positive, I just want y’all to know that.’ When I mentioned Lindsay Lohan in the record, it was really a positive message if you listen.”
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The Cuban-American rapper also noted that the lyric in question is relayed improperly in the legal documents.
“It’s funny because the quote that they have now is all wrong,” he explained. “They’re like ‘Hustlers move aside,’ but I said ‘Hustlers move in silence, so I’m tip-toein’ to keep blowin’, I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.’ When I say ‘I got it locked up,’ if you play at the park, if you from the neighborhood, when you say you got it locked, you got it locked up, that means you run that area.”
Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” performance will be broadcast live on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET, with a tape delayed West Coast airing. Watch his full statement in the video below.