His last album, Planet Pit, peaked at the seventh spot on the Billboard 200 and it was certified platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. But despite his international celebrity, "from the weed to the X, from the X to the blow," Pitbull is 305 till he dies. And like any true Miamian, he's always hustlin'.
That's why Pit will spend part of this Memorial Day weekend pushing Voli Vodka at an exclusive meet-and-greet event at Gulf Liquors on Sunday, May 27, and it'll only cost you a little over $120.
"I got people coming in from Canada, papo," boasts Gulf Liquors' Jorge Zubigaray. "I'm going to have people line up outside like a club. When Pit gets there, I'll pop the door open and let 20 people in -- meet, greet, go -- until the line is up."
However, in order to meet and greet Mr. Worldwide, you're going to have to fork over $121.83, a price that'll include six bottles of booze, plus a professional snapshot of you and Pit mean mugging.
"The photographer takes the picture and gives me the file," says Zubigaray. "I upload it to Facebook and you tag yourself. It's a high-resolution picture. Once you tag yourself, you can print in out at CVS, Wal-Mart, whatever."
The event was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. But it's been pushed to 2 p.m. "I don't have time to reprint flyers," Zubigaray says. "Be there at 2. Not 2:30. Not Cuban time."
Pitbull Meet-and-Greet. Sunday, May 27. Gulf Liquors, 1681 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. The event begins at at 2 p.m. sharp. Complimentary admission with purchase of six Voli Vodka bottles worth $121.83 "including tax." Call 305-915-4331 or visit facebook.com/gulfliquor.
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