Pitbull Bound for Alaska After Web Prank
Pitbull will be heating up Kodiak, Alaska.
The Miami rapper will head north after an online competition sponsored by Walmart and Listerine garnered over 71,000 Facebook likes for the Kodiak location.
The competition between Walmart locations earned a boost from humor website Something Awful writers David Thorpe and Jon Hedren, who encouraged Twitter fans to vote for the Kodiak Walmart -- the chain's most remote location. Per Rolling Stone, the Alaskan town has a population of over 6,000 people -- or less than 10% of the contest's Facebook likes. The contest concluded July 16.
"I heard that Kodiak, Alaska, has the most likes due to someone that thinks he was playing a prank," the rapper said in an announcement video discussing the trip. "You gotta understand, I will go anywhere in the world for my fans… I want to invite that someone who thinks that it's a joke to Kodiak, Alaska, with me."
"Good news: I'll definitely go to Alaska with @Pitbull," Thorpe tweeted. "Bad news: I've been trying to grow a beard in preparation and it's NOT going well."