I am Pitbull-Gato, the #1 cat fan of my Latin idol, superstar icon Pitbull. Just like him, I believe in celebrating those who embrace the spirit of their own uniqueness.
Armando Christian Pérez, better known as Pitbull, grew up in Miami immersed in his parents’ Cuban culture. This suave and stylish rapper got his big break appearing on Lil John’s 2002 Kings of Crunk album. His 2004 debut album M.I.A.M.I. was an instant hit and his “spicy stew of raps, beats, and hooks” (heavily influenced by a range of Latin dance rhythms) has been on the charts and in our iPods ever since. He’s collaborated with everyone from Christina Aguilera, to JLo, to T-Pain, and Usher. In 2011, Pitbull paid tribute to his Miami roots when he worked with T-Pain and Jimmy Buffett to create a new fight song for the Miami Dolphins. Always the consummate businessman, Pitbull has endorsement deals with the likes of Kodak, Dr. Pepper, and Bud Lite.
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I admit, I was skeptical when I first heard Pitbull’s name (natural enemies and all) but the minute I heard I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho), I was hooked. And Back in Time from Men in Black III? His beats are irresistible!
What Makes Pitbull-Gato Purr
- My hairless hero has inspired an obsession with the Sphynx breed (those intoxicating hairless cats).
- I love playing mix-master on my scratching post.
- I also love making beats and rhythms batting my jingle ball around on a smooth wood floor.
- I can’t get enough of the fine Himalayan temptress next door.
What Gets Pitbull-Gato’s Dander Up
- If I have to hear another Justin Bieber song while I’m trying to catch some Z’s in my teenage owner’s room, I’ll have a hissy fit.
- Why can’t cats go to concerts?
- I despise being forced to sleep in the basement at night.
- The relatives who insist on calling me ‘she’ throughout their holiday visits. I’m obviously 100% male!
Celeb-Gatos at Gatoverse is a creative way to pay homage to our Hispanic idols by harnessing the cuteness of kitty cats everywhere. We purr, we roar, we matter! Follow @Mamiverse and @Gatoverse for more info.