Pitbull is not here for physical barriers between countries. While receiving the first-ever Dick Clark Achievement Award at the 2017 Latin American Music Awards, Mr. Worldwide took aim at Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on America’s border with Mexico.
“Don’t ever forget that immigrants built the United States of America,” said the Cuban-American rapper. He added, “What I think they should be doing is building more schools instead of worrying about building a wall, if you know what I’m talking about.”
Pitbull’s statement about the potential border wall is not the first time the Miami representative has criticized Trump. In 2016, he called the Republican’s presidential candidacy a “joke.”
The “Give Me Everything” performer’s LAMA acceptance speech also included him offering positive words for the communities affected by recent natural disasters and gun violence.
“For the folks that are helpless right now, I want to motivate them and inspire them to stay strong, to rebuild even stronger,” stated Pitbull. “All the way from Puerto Rico to Cuba, the Keys, Houston, the earthquakes in Mexico, may God bless the souls of those in Las Vegas and to all the fires that are happening right now in Northern California. This is the time you’ve got to take and really appreciate what life is about. Live life, don’t let life live you.”