Pitbull's Most Miami Moments Hosting the American Music Awards

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Even if you don't particularly like Pitbull, you have to admit, we got dude on stage hosting the American Music Awards. That's pretty baller.

Armando Christian Pérez has come a long way from his M.I.A.M.I. days. He represents the 305 worldwide. You don't have to love him, but he loves you, and he brought a little bit of Miami flavor to the entire television-watching universe as last night's host of the AMAs.

Who else would have the balls to make immigration and weed jokes to the most pop-centric audience in TV? These were, for sure, his most Miami moments.

See also: Pitbull's New Year's Revolution 2015 Broadcasting From Miami on Fox: "Daleee!"

Immigration Reform Jokes

Obama's latest executive order has a lot of people going wild. But down here in the 305, we understand the benefits, and Pitbull does too. He wasn't afraid to let the rest of American know how we all feel when he welcomed the audience. "We've got everybody here tonight," he said. "Black, white, Asian, Latinos. And guess what? President Obama says we can all stay!"

Speaking Spanglish

When Pit started rapping in Spanglish, people not from Miami didn't understand what was going on. When chico started speaking Spanglish during the AMAs, he quipped, "There you go, another 8 million Latino viewers." This is why he's hot.

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Weed Jokes

We may have lost the medical marijuana election, but everyone knows we like smoke in this city. Maybe that's why Pitbull didn't see any problem with wise-cracking about bud on the ABC family network. "With all these stars in the building, it's lucky there aren't smoke detectors," he joked. "It looks like everyone backstage has glaucoma."

Lorde Loves Him

Lorde is a dark bitch, but not so dark that Pitbull's ray of light doesn't shine into every crevice of her soul. We noticed her giggling like a schoolgirl by bestie Taylor Swift when Mr. Worldwide tried to give her a high five, or something. It was cute, but apparently, not the end of it. The young singer-songwriter took to Twitter to tell the whole world what an honor it was to meet the dude who wrote "Dammit Man." Thank you, Lorde, you have acted in the appropriate manner.

His Performance with Ne-Yo

Pitbull can be both a host and a performer, and he will teach you a thing or two about how to hold down a stage. And because he is a pimp, nothing short of Ms. America can do for his introduction, and because he is caliente as fuhk, he got the whole place shaking ass while rapping about conquering and cumming.

Ending the Night with J.Lo

Alright, we know Pit didn't necessarily schedule the programming. But he did make damn sure the last word uttered at the American Music Awards 2014 was "Daleee!" And for that, we thank him.

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