Pitbull: The Idolator Interview

Becky Bain | July 1, 2011 10:20 am

The man whose current single requests that you “Give Me Everything” now has it: party monster Pitbull’s sixth studio album,Planet Pit, debuted in the Top 10 on the charts, and his single finally creeped its way past Adele to claim the top spot on the Hot 100, giving him his very first #1 single.

Mr. Worldwide should be spending this time celebrating in a club with his army of collaborators, but he was kind enough to step off the dancefloor long enough to chat with us. In our sit-down, the Miami-born MC revealed how he hooked up with his tour buddy Enrique Iglesias, played a brief word association game with us using the names of his Planet Pit guests and discussed his upcoming plans to take on Hollywood. (Watch out Fiddy!) Drop whatever else you’re doing to the floor and head below for our interview with the hitmaker. “Give Me Everything”, which had been stuck at #2 for four weeks straight, finally topped the Hot 100 this week, sliding past Adele’s seemingly unstoppable “Rolling In The Deep”. Buy there are no hard feelings for the delay. “I love that record,” Pit tells us of the Brit singer’s single. “I think it’s a huge record and amazing record… I’m a fan of Adele’s.”

He’s also a huge supporter of Marc Anthony, who provides the vocals for “Rain Over Me” — the Cuban-American rapper tells us that Anthony (husband to his “On The Floor” amiga Jennifer Lopez) was the artist he was most excited to get for his sixth studio album. That isn’t to say he isn’t head over heels for his other Planet Pit collaborators. Having a bit of fun, we asked him to describe some of the artists he’s worked with by using only one or two words. The results:

T-Pain: “Genius.” Chris Brown: “Talented.” Kelly Rowland: “Amazingly beautiful.” Jamie Foxx: “Triple threat.” Enrique Iglesias: “Strategic.”

T-Pain! Genius! We’ll take Pit’s word for it. One artist we would have loved to include is his “Rabiosa” partner Shakira, who he was originally trying to nab for “Give Me Everything”.

So what happened to that pretty pairing? Let Mr. Worldwide tell you in our exclusive video interview:

Planet Pit is now in stores and ready to score your scorching Summer party.