From the 305 to Hollywood's Walk of Fame!
Armando Christian Pérez, better known as Pitbull, received the 2,584th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Friday. The ceremony was filled with fans and three people that were essential to the Miami native's life; Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, Tony Robbins and Lil Jon. The star is located on Celia Cruz square, Cruz is one of Pitbull's idols.
As mentioned at the ceremony, Pitbull has 9 billion YouTube Vevo views, 70 million single sales, 6 million album sales, and his social media presence speaks to nearly 90 million people daily. No easy feat. It seems that Pitbull himself felt that it was surreal, and as Tony Robbins described, he beat the odds. "I'd like to honor a young boy Armando, because he's who built Mr. World Wide. A young boy who was a first-generation Cuban American in Miami's Little Havana. In a community that is stressed, in a community where often the most respected people sell drugs. His life could've been completely different, in fact, should've been based on the law of averages," Robbins said. "He's a man where somewhere inside he's got so much love for people that he couldn't hurt anyone. At 17, he did the most important thing that any of us could do, he decided what is life was going to be about. He decided to leave the idea of selling drugs and see how he could light people up with something much more powerful; his music, his heart, his soul, and he's done that."