Pitbull May Not Be #Exiled To Alaska After All

By: Idolator Staff / July 14, 2012

Pitbull may not have to pack his long underwear and NorthFace jacket to ship off to Alaska anytime soon. After a sponsored contest to have the rapper perform at the Walmart with the most Facebook likes was hijacked by internet pranksters — resulting in more than 70,000 thumbs-ups for the megachain’s far-flung Kodiak branch — Pitbull’s Miami-based fans are pulling out all the stops to make sure he stays at home.

According to Miami New Times, the rapper’s Floridian fans are counteracting the movement by starting their own Twitter trend, #KeepPitbull305, in the hopes that the “Get It Started” artist performs at their local Wal-Mart in Hialeah, Fl. instead.

But their efforts don’t appear to be working. With just hours left to vote, Hialeah’s Walmart has barely passed 1,000 likes. Fail.

Pitbull, who is currently on tour abroad, is being a good sport about the whole thing, tweeting the hashtag himself and responding to fans’ on both the #exilepitbull and the #keepitbull305 sides.

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