Miami rapper to be sent to remote shop after internet vote
Rapper Pitball will have to visit a remote Walmart in Alaska, after an internet prank.
Walmart has been running a promotion where the store with the most “likes” on its Facebook page won a visit from Pitbull.
A writer from the Boston Pheonix newspaper thought it would be funny to exile Pitbull to the most remote place possible, so encouraged people to “like” the Walmart in Kodiak, in rural Alaska.
During the competition, Pitbull tweeted: “I hear there’s bear repellant at Kodiak, Alaska”. A spokesperson for Walmart told ABC News that the details of Pitbull’s visit are still being organised, but confirmed that there would be bear repellant ready for the visit.
Back in March, Pitbull debuted ‘Back In Time’, his theme song for Men In Black III. The track featured a sample of the 1950s hit ‘Love Is Strange, which was once a smash hit single for naff pop duo Micky And Sylvia.
Last year, Pitbull called on the US courts to dismiss the lawsuit which actress Lindsay Lohan had filed against him.
Lohan sued over “an alleged infringement of her publicity rights” after being mentioned in Pitbull’s 2011 song ‘Give Me Everything’. Lohan took offence at the lyric: “So, I’m toptoein’, to keep flowin’, I got it locked up, like Lindsay Lohan”, stating that the line caused her “tremendous emotional distress” and damaged her name as “a professional actor of good repute”.
Pitbull and his lawyers answered back to the allegations in court, using the First Amendment as defence, mentioning the lyrics of Eminem and Crosby Stills Nash & Young as examples of other acts singing about famous people.