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Pitbull Speaks on Fidel Castro’s Death

Pitbull Speaks on Fidel Castro’s Death

"Mr. Worldwide,” Pitbull, is getting ready to ring in the New Year, and he is back for a third year with his special “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution” on Fox. Earlier today, Pitbull joined “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood, where he spoke publicly for the first time about the death of Fidel Castro.

The Miami-born Cuban-American told Mario, “Castro, to me, died when he handed off power to his brother, you know? When someone like that as a dictator and someone that, you know, things that he was involved in, which we all know the history behind that is… I’m not gonna celebrate anybody’s death, but to me he’s been dead, to be honest with you.”

He added, “So, hopefully, this is a... a path and a step in the right direction to see “Cuba libre” [a free Cuba] “de verdad” [for real] and it just not be a drink, you know? ‘Cause when you have rum and coke, they call it a 'Cuba Libre,' and then we call it a “mentirita” [little lie] so, hopefully, it’s not a ‘ entirita,' not a lie and we see 'Cuba libre,’ free in the near future with God’s help.”

On a lighter note, "Mr. 305" is getting a little help from some famous friends for his special — Queen Latifah and Snoop Dog will host the event live from Miami's Bayfront Park. “The whole world knows Miami is the mecca for New Year’s, we’re getting off the chain.”

Tune in to “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution” New Year’s Eve on Fox.