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Pitbull Praises Jeb Bush For ‘Slick’ One-Liner

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Rachel Stoltzfoos Staff Reporter

Miami rapper Pitbull praised likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush for delivering a killer one-liner after Pitbull explained where he got his stage name.

Pitbull, also known as “Mr. Worldwide” and whose real name is Armando Perez, recounted the story on Howard Stern’s radio show Tuesday, reported The Hill.

The former Florida governor had asked him about his stage name. “I said, well I was on the way to a pit bull fight and a Dominican friend of mine was like, ‘Yo, that should be your name — you’re always out here fighting these guys and battling in rap and this,'” Pitbull recounted.

“And Jeb goes, ‘Well good thing you weren’t on the way to a cockfight,'” he continued with a laugh. “I was [like], ‘Jeb, that was pretty slick!'”

Pitbull, who regularly smashes the charts with lyrics, such as “We gon’ boogie oogie oggie, jiggle, wiggle and dance like the roof on fire,” said he won’t endorse any presidential candidate. “I definitely hang out, and I love to learn from everybody and hear different conversations, and what’s going on.”

“No one’s contacted me asking for an endorsement,” he added. “They’re just always reaching out, having a conversation. They may hit me up, [and say,] ‘Congratulations. Great performance at the Billboards,’ Things like that. But no one has come up front and said, ‘Hey, we want you part of our political party or our campaign.'”

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