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Pitbull is the stage name of American rapper and producer Armando Christian Pérez. While he has achieved massive worldwide success, he has been criticized online for the-low quality of his lyrics, gaining an ironic following on 4chan's musical board /mu/.

Online History

Pitbull created a youtube account named "PitbullVEVO" on May 9th, 2011, which gained over 6 million subscribers in 6 years,[14] releasing its first videoclip, "Hotel Room Service", on November 14th, 2009. As June 15th, 2015, the video has over 108 million views and 23,000 comments. In June 2012, Walmart started a promotional campaign to bring Pitbull to whichever local Walmart store that gains the most new Facebook likes between June 20th and July 15th, 2012. On June 29th, a petition to send him to Kodiak, Alaska, was launched under the hashtag #ExilePitbull by the Something Awful editors Jon Hendren and David Thorpe. The petition was successful and the rapper visited Kodiak's Walmart on July 30th, 2012.

On December 30th, 2014, a thread submitted on 4chan's music board /mu/ featured a message supporting Pitbull (shown bellow).[11] During the following weeks, a series of messages "appreciating" Pitbull started appearing on the same board,[12][13] being the beginning of an ironic following for the rapper.[4]

File: 530 KB, 1000x667, 1419614089968[1].jpg [Show reposts] Image reverse search: [iqdb] [google] Anonymous Tue Dec 30 14:21:44 2014 No.52476634 [Reply] [Original] Quoted by: >>52476665 >>52477794 After years of lurking, contributing and appreciating the fine aspects of music you guys/girls taught me, I come here confused and disappointed. I know you guys hate 'the industry' and revolt main stream music, but why do you hate this man so much? I mean, he made millions of dollars with an own unique and charming life style. He worked with top notch industry professionals and managed to boost singles forgotten in dust, to the top of the billboards in no-time. His lyrics are multicultural pieces of unrecognized talent and passion for artistic music. He has millions of records sold and billions of views on Youtube. His success is a fad nor hype. It's been like this for years now. He's talented yet still learning every day; proving it with the movie theme song "Back in Time", but also steps to the African charts with Cheb Khaled and the official World Cup song of 2014. Hopefully there are many years to come for this charismatic icon of the music industry. His name is Pitbull aka Mr. Worldwide and it really hurts me to see that his appearance on /mu/ is at a bare minimum even though he easily outperforms the music you worship here nowadays.

Social Media Presence

As of June 2015, several official Pitbull social media accounts have been created, including a Facebook[3] page with more than 60,000,000 likes and a Twitter[4] feed with over 2,400,000 followers.

Squirtle Comparisons

On July 8th, 2018, Twitter[15] user @busted_mountain tweeted an image of the Pokémon character Squirtle with sunglass from the video game Pokémon GO. They edited the image to change the characters name to "Mr. Worldwide", a nickname for Pitbull. The image was captioned "Hey @pitbull is this ok." The post (shown below, left) received more than 2,500 retweets and 15,000 likes in three days.

That day, Pitbull responded to the tweet,[16] commenting on a retweet of the post with "Dale!" The post (shown below, center) received more than 86,000 retweets and 279,000 likes in three days.

Twitter user @EricAvila_ posted[18] a photoshopped image of Pitbull with Squirtle's head. The post (shown below, right) received more than 185 retweets and 2,300 likes in two days.

Hey @pitbull is this ok Mr.Worldwide ふ 51/51 HP 7.86kg 0.48m WEIGHT WATER HEIGHT 4,628 STARDUST 27 SQUIRTLE CANDY Pitbull @pitbull Dale! Big Eyebrows Big Ambitions @busted_mountain Hey @pitbull is this ok Mr.Worldwide 786 0.48m 0 27

On July 10th, the official Pokémon GO Twitter[17] account responded to Pitbull's tweet by photoshopping Pitbull's face into the roster of Pokémon GO characters, replacing Squirtle's picture. The post (shown below, right) received more than 2,700 retweets and 12,000 likes in less than 24 hours.

The following day, Twitter[19] published a Moments page about the reactions to the Squirtle-Pitbull comparisons.

Pokémon GO @PokemonGoApp Replying to @pitbull #Mr305 290 291 292 304


Dale is an spanish expression (meaning "let's go" on english) fairly used on some Latin American countries like Cuba, and associated to Pitbull for its overuse. On April 20th, 2012 youtuber Jonathan Mayo uploaded a video titled "Pitbull – Dale", featuring supercuts from Pitbull song videoclips where he says the line. As June 14th, 2015 the video has gained over 110,000 views. On January 28th, 2015, a thread about Pitbull featured the expression,[10] starting being used as shitposting and vertical posting measure during the following months.[6]

Miami Rap Star Pitbull

"Miami Rap Star Pitbull" is a catchphrase used as unrelated response on musical discussions, in similar vein to Nanomachines, Son, often accompanied with a picture of the artist (shown bellow).[7] The first registered instance on /mu/ can be found on a thread from April 19th, 2015 as a failed attempt of threadjacking it,[8] being used a day later as unrelated response to a post.[9]


Kodak is an American technology company mostly known for its photographic film products, and associated to Pitbull for its infamous use on the lyrics of the song Give Me Everything, released on 2011 and featuring the artists Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer. In the song, Pitbull uses the word "kodak" twice in order to make a rhyme (Yea right picture that with a kodak /Take a picture of me with a kodak), becoming a joke between his detractors and used as "proof" of his "low rhyming abilites". In June 2011, a Facebook group titled "Rhyming 'Kodak' with 'Kodak'? Absolute genius, Pitbull. Absolute genius" was created, gaining arround 150,000 likes in 4 years.[1] On December 30th, 2012 Urban Dictionary user revington submitted and entry for "Pitbull Rhyming", featuring "Rhyming a word in a song with the same word. Named after the singer Pitbull for his bad rhyming in songs.".[2]


RateYourMusic Raid

In late July of 2015, /mu/ begun to raid the site RateYourMusic, by giving the album Dale five stars, as well as reviews describing how perfect the album is. However, head admin sharifi soon removed all votes, and reviews.

DALE Album6531036] Artist Type Released RYM Rating 4.50 5.0 from 90 ratings Genres Pitbull Album July 17, 2015 Latin Rap, Pop Rap, Electropop, Electro latino Hip House, Electro latino Rate/Catalog ☆☆☆☆☆ Catalog Tags Review Track ratings IAN PERE 1 Issue DALE [p] 2015 CD Buy this Album Mr. 305 Add issue Previous Next Globalization Pitbull Unleashed Volume 1 6 Reviews Sort: votes date length positive negative 1 List Add to list BiggerBossSE Jul 15 2015 2015 July Releases List noelrom This album didn't just hit worldwide, it hit deep into my heart. A+++++ Personal fav Published Rating70415282] Comments AJ4X Jul 15 2015 LucasTrem 07/16 00:17 EST Pitbull finally delivers his Magnum Opus It's no foreign concept that Pitbull is one of the most influential people in art music right now. He has a solid, consistent career full of albums that are pop rap's answer to greats such as Kid A, Pet Sounds and of course The tracklisting when filag

Personal Life

Pitbull was born by Cuban expatriates in Miami, Florida, on 1981.

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