The best defense is a surprising offense. And that's one thing Pitbull certainly seems to have, well, locked down.
The rapper behind one of the hottest summer anthems has broken his silence about Lindsay Lohan's bizarre lawsuit filed against him last week, in which she claimed she suffered from pain and mental anguish after getting unflatteringly name checked in "Give Me Everything."
So Pitbull did his best to make things right during an interview with Univision. No, not by offering a settlement—by asking her to be his date at this weekend's VMAs! Where, incidentally, he will be performing said song.
Hey, go big or go home, right?
"I will be performing this at the VMAs, and as a matter of fact, I'd like to send out an invitation to Lindsay Lohan, hopefully she can come with me to the VMAs and maybe we can figure this out," he explained.
Unsurprisingly, LiLo has yet to comment on the invitation. He might want to have a backup plus-one banked, just in case.
Still, Pitbull showed genuine remorse over the misunderstanding in his sit-down, telling Primer Impacto that he was "very surprised" upon hearing about the lawsuit.
"To me it was very ironic, to be honest with you. At first I read it, and I was like, you've got to be joking. I came to find out it was very realistic."
He went on to note that he "support[s] Lindsay Lohan's career," and thinks of the lyrical call-out as a "positive" thing.
"When I mentioned Lindsay Lohan in the record, it was a really positive message," he explained. "When I say 'I got it locked up'…that means you run that neighborhood. When I say 'I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan,' I say she runs her world, I'm trying to run mine."
Still, despite the song's "positive message," Pitbull said he never intended to "defame, degrade or hurt anyone's career. We mention people's names all the time. Rapping is always about double meanings and metaphors."
Some clearly just more appreciated than others.
Still, the rapper said that one good thing has come out of this "very fresh" mess:
"It means people are no longer just hearing the music, it means they're listening to the music."
Whether or not a certain oft-troubled starlet will be listening to the music from, say, the front row of the VMAs Sunday night, remains to be seen.
—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum