Pitbull Day Declared in Florida by Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Gov. Rick Scott
Pit accepting the key from Mayor Tomás Regalado (center) while Gov. Rick Scott lurks creepily in the corner.
Mr. Worldwide for public office?
Not quite. That's just City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado giving Armando Christian Pérez the keys to the 305 and Florida Gov. Rick Scott naming Pitbull the Florida Ambassador of the Arts.
Not a bad way to celebrate your 34th birthday.
Pit didn't spend the day poppin' bottles and dancing con las mujeres mas bellas de Miami. In fact, he hung out with a bunch of politicians and schoolkids to announce the expansion of Sports Leadership and Management Academy (SLAM!), the charter school he reps.
"Martin Luther King and I share the same birthday!" Pit told the the middle- and high-school kids of SLAM!, Billboard reports.
"I want you to understand the opportunities the United States of America has to offer. I look at your faces, and I can see me. When you're looking at me, you're looking at the American dream. When I look at you, I see the American dream."
And what a dream he's living.
From growing up in the streets of "la saguesera Westchester, la Pequeña Habana, Opa-Locka, Hialeah" to becoming a Grammy-winning superstar, launching his SiriusXM radio station, Voli Vodka, and fragrance line, Mr. 305 is a true hustler.
Now, Regalado and the City of Miami have finally come to that realization.
In addition to holding las llaves to the city, Regalado declared January 15 as Armando Pérez Day.
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