Rapper Pitbull has finally responded publicly to a lawsuit that was filed by actress Lindsay Lohan due to his song “Give Me Everything” earlier this week. Ne-Yo who also appears on the song and songwriter Afrojack are also being sued by the actress.
In the interview Pitbull, who says he once supported Lohan, revealed that he was shocked to the point of disbelief when he first heard about the lawsuit.
“I was very surprised when I found out about the lawsuit. To me it was very ironic to be honest with you. At first I read it and I was like ‘Nah, this gotta be a joke.’ Come to find out that it’s very realistic,” Pitbull explained. “But me being someone that supports Lindsay Lohan’s career where I’ve seen her go through everything she’s gone through. And everything that has to do with this record is so positive…When I mention Lindsay Lohan on the record it was really a positive message.”
The Miami rapper went on to explain that in the media his lyrics were misquoted. He then clarified what he was saying in the song.
“It’s funny cause the quote they have now is all wrong,” said Pitbull. “They’re like ‘hustlers move inside.’ I said, ‘Hustlers move in silence so I’m tip-toeing to keep going. I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.’ When I say ‘I got it locked up,’ if you play at the park, if you from the neighborhood. When they say ‘you got it locked,’ you got it locked up. That means you run that area.”
Later in the interview Pitbull shared that if anything he was hoping the song would keep the Hollywood star relevant.
“I didn’t look to defamate, degrade, or hurt someone’s career. Like I said, for me mentioning it on a number one record around the world I thought it would be helping someone’s career and also keeping them relevant,” the rapper explained. “We mention people’s names all the time. When it comes to I would say rapping it’s always about double meanings and metaphors and how you flip certain things.”