Pitbull to Liberals: Go to Cuba, ‘You’ll See How Much You Appreciate’ America
Rapper slams socialists supporting communism
Cuban rapper Pitbull blasted socialist liberals who hate America during a recent performance.
The rapper, whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez, is vocally outspoken against communism and is a first-generation Cuban-American who fled his native Cuba to escape Fidel Castro.
During a performance, Pitbull said:
"To whoever the f*** doesn't like the United States of America, may God bless you, but f*** you at the same time," Pitbull said.
"If you don't like the United States of America, go back to the countries that we the f*** from, and you'll see how much you appreciate the United States of America."
The rapper's comments went viral last week, igniting debate about where Democrats want to take America.
Pitbull strongly advocates freedom due to his past experience living under communism.
During an interview last year, Pitbull said:
"The reason I can have this conversation is because my family comes from communism, they fled communism, they had everything taken away from them, everybody got murdered, everybody got killed."
"That's the reason me, being a first-generation Cuban-American … I look at freedom, and I appreciate that s***."
"I appreciate opportunity. I appreciate anything that you give me."
"And, that comes from the fact that when Castro took over everything, and I'm looking at what's going on right now — the only person here that's hot … it's Castro.
"He's going, 'Y'all did it with a virus? S***. Y'all took over the world with a virus? Y'all gotta be kidding me.'"
"In this day and age, I'm hoping that people see: as quick as you get it … come quick, leave quick," he added.
"When it comes to this technology, that's exactly what it is."
"You got instant gratification and think you can touch many people, as quick as they [are] gonna pull it from you."
Earlier this year, Pitbull called on billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to help the Cuban people battle dictatorship.
"This is a message to the world. We need to stand up, step up," he said.
"But if you don't understand what's going on, then you need to wake the f*** up.
"Not only is this a Cuba event, a Cuba thing, this is a world event."
"This isn't about politics. This is about saving lives. This is about unity, not division.
"And bottom line, it's about taking action.
"Let me tell you something, why I'm frustrated and when I see everybody out there and doing what they're doing, which I love what they're doing. Okay, because not only do we live for freedom, we ride for freedom, we die for freedom, but we motherf***ing appreciate freedom."
In the 1960's Pitbull's grandmother sent her two daughters to America during Operation Peter Pan, which brought 14,000 Cuban children to the U.S. at the height of the cold war.
The rapper's mother and aunt were taken to Florida, where his father also ended up after fleeing Castro.
"My grandmother fought in the [Cuban] revolutionary war actually with Castro, because everybody thought that Batista was corrupt," Pitbull told CNN in 2009.
"I'm not saying that he wasn't, but it's almost like the lesser of two evils."
Pérez had strong words against anyone wearing a T-shirt with Marxist Revolutionary guerrilla leader, who is beloved by many liberals and leftists.
"It's like wearing an Adolf Hitler T-shirt and not knowing," he stated.
"You're gonna offend a lot of people."