The Latino List: Pitbull On Being a Light-Skinned Latino Rapper in the South

Last month, we shared several highlights from the new HBO documentary film The Latino List. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film premiered last week on both HBO Latino and HBO and explores the meaning of being a modern Latino/a through one-on-one interviews with a cross-section of Latino figures.

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Our main man Pitbull (aka Armando Christian Pérez) was one of the interviewees featured in The Latino List. In the film, the 30-year-old Cuban American rapper shared some personal childhood memories and also shed some light into his struggle fitting in when he first started out in rap music. “I was like an alien,” he said of touring in the deep, deep south (Alabama and Mississippi) as a Miami Cuban with light skin and blue eyes.

Crushing On… Pitbull

As we would expect from Mr. Worldwide, he didn’t let any preconceived notions get the best of him. Check out his interview below:

Latino List - Pitbull Inteview from Latino List on Vimeo