It’s Election Day! While many are heading to the polls to cast their ballots, Pitbull opened up about why doing that is so important to him.
Pitbull, real name Armando Christian Pérez, revealed that he registered to vote when he was in high school. He recalled:
“It was just something that you could sign up [for], and it was one of those things, and I happened to do [it]. Not too many kids really paid attention to that. But, the fact that my family comes and fled from communism in Cuba, and my grandmother was a revolutionary in Cuba, and my aunt was a political prisoner, my mother came over in Operation Peter Pan. And my father came over with … basically what they do is they have a letter that they give over in Cuba, it’s called The Lottery. What you win is the most priceless thing in the world, which is freedom. So, you leave everything behind. They only give you a couple minutes to pick up and go, and you get a chance to come over to the United States. So then, my father brought boats over in the Mariel boatlift in the early eighties and brought over 548 Cubans from Cuba to freedom. So, that’s why I’m someone that honors, appreciates and loves freedom. And the only way you get that is by voting.”