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Pitbull Responds to Donald Trump's Offensive Mexican Immigrants Comments



Donald Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants continue to earn him derision from the music world. Pitbull, of Cuban (not Mexican) descent, one of the most successful Hispanic artists in U.S. mainstream music, told Billboard that he doesn't think Trump "really understood what he was saying."

Pitbull was relatively benign in saying he thinks Trump is "far from ignorant," though he goes on to say the GOP presidential candidate fails to grasp "the power of Latinos."

"[He didn't understand] how we're always united, and how we truly respect this country way too much; we respect the liberty it gives us to control our own destiny, and the opportunities it gives us to take our families to other levels," said the "Fun" singer.

He finished by saying "But, to each his own. El tipo se comió tremendo cable," which translates: "The guy is in hot water."

Funnily enough, certain polls show Trump ahead of Jeb Bush and the entire GOP pack -- though few expect him to retain his lead into the primaries, and Pitbull is not the first rapper to criticize the businessmean. Rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who has positioned himself as an unaffiliated mock-presidential candidate also took him on. Before that, Flo Rida pulled out of the Trump-sponsored Miss USA pageant along with country singer Craig Wayne Boyd and pop singer Natalie La Rose.

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