EXCLUSIVE: Pitbull on Taking the 'American Idol' Stage With Jennifer Lopez: "Dale, Latinos!”

Two weeks ago, we told you that Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull would be performing together on American Idol and now the day has finally arrived! Pitbull, who is Latina's June/July cover guy, told Latina.com he's thrilled to be performing with La Lopez on tonight's episode of Idol.

“It's a pleasure, more so an honor and a tremendous opportunity to be onstage with an icon like J.Lo," says Pit. "Especially on a platform like American Idol." Mr. Worldwide said the performance is a source of pride. "Dale latinos palanteeeeeeee!” he added enthusiastically.

J.Lo is equally thrilled to be taking the stage with the Cuban rapper. "You can expect some fun; I don't want to give away too much. But you know we're gonna go out there, we're gonna do our thing," she told MTV News. "It's going to be a lot of fun. I don't even want to tell you what song we're doing, I just want you to watch."

Pitbull recently told us he looks up to J.Lo and wants to take his career in a similar direction to hers. "I want to build a brand just like Jennifer's built a brand," he says. "She's such a property when she steps into anything. You've got Jennifer Lopez but then you've got JENNIFER LOPEZ. She’s huge in every aspect of entertainment, perfume, clothes, movies, music, the biggest show in the U.S," he adds. 

Someone else Pitbull admires is Lopez's husband, singer Marc Anthony. He says: "Ese tipo tiene una voz! Es un monstruo."

Funny— that's the same word Pit uses to describe Lopez. When we asked him the question: "Tell us about Jennifer Lopez," Pit said, simply: "Bottom line, she’s a monster." Of course, he meant that in the best way possible! 

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