Pitbull Thanks President Obama for Shout-Out in Cuba

Pitbull speaks during the 4th Annual People en Espanol Festival
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Pitbull speaks during the People en Espanol Festival at Jacob Javitz Center on Oct. 18, 2015 in New York City.  

Pitbull acknowledged President Obama's shout-out during his speech in Cuba, adding to his tweet "short steps, long vision equals a free Cuba and that's not a lie."

President Obama Name-Checks Pitbull & Gloria Estefan During Speech in Cuba

POTUS mentioned Mr. 305 along with other Cuban artists, such as Gloria Estefan and Celia Cruz, saying that Americans and Cubans shared the same love for their music.

"In Miami or Havana, you can find places to dance the Cha-Cha-Cha or the Salsa, and eat ropa vieja," Obama said during a speech Tuesday morning. "People in both of our countries have sung along with Celia Cruz or Gloria Estefan, and now listen to reggaeton or Pitbull."

Watch when the president name-checks Pitbull, Estefan and Cruz around the 18-minute mark:

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