Pitbull Gets Emotional During Speech at iHeart Fiesta Latina: Watch

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Enrique Santos presents the Fiesta Latina Corazon Latino award to Pitbull on stage at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina at American Airlines Arena on Nov. 5, 2016 in Miami. 

While accepting his Corazón Latino Award during this year's iHeart Fiesta Latina, an emotional Pitbull gave a powerful and inspiring speech onstage, accompanied by radio personality Enrique Santos and students from his SLAM! charter school in Miami. 

Giving credit where credit is due, Mr. Worldwide thanked Santos for supporting him throughout his career and acknowledged the kids there for being the "real motivation."

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"To be up here with not only somebody that changed my life and helped my career like Enrique Santos, but to be with kids that are just like me who came form nothing and understand what it is to make something out of it, is a true honor," Pitbull said in his tear-jerking speech.

"Awards don't mean nothing to me because my kids can't eat awards, but you know what it means to be able to be somebody that can build a school in their own neighborhood and give a future to kids that nobody believed in ... this award means the world to me."  


Pitbull, who recently premiered his new single "Greenlight" from his forthcoming album Climate Change, closed the iHeart Fiesta Latina on Saturday at the American Airlines Arena.

Latin superstars like Enrique Iglesias, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Juanes and Daddy Yankee also performed throughout the eventful night. Check out Billboard's iHeart fiesta behind-the-scenes gallery here.