Pitbull can always lighten up any mood with his upbeat, danceable hits, but Mr. Worldwide is also known to inspire through kind acts of charity and uplifting speeches.
He’s openly talked about his struggles growing up and uses his own experiences as proof that anyone can thrive and reach success. The “Fireball” singer has showed his support of charter schools by opening up his own Sports Leadership and Management Academy (SLAM) institutions, offering students more educational opportunities and his words of wisdom to the world. The Cuban-American recording artist always makes sure to shout out those who have encouraged him throughout his life and pays it forward to the Latin community.
In honor of his panel at Latin Music Week on Thursday (April 25), check out Pitbull’s most moving speeches, accompanied with his best quotes below.
“There’s no losing, only learning.”
“In my industry, they say ‘Ride or die.’ In education, it should be ‘Educate or die.’ “
“This right here is to keep the folks that are helpless right now — I want to motivate them, inspire them, to stay strong, to rebuild even stronger.”
“To be with kids that are just like me, that came from nothing and understand what it is to make something out of it, is a true honor.”
“For all the Latinos out there, always rise above and keep going.”
“First we shine the shoes, then we own the shoe shop. First we make the sandwiches, then we own the restaurants. First we clean the houses, then we own every house on the block. Then we believe in ourselves, we work hard, we take full advantage of the American dream and the opportunity and we end up with a Hollywood star on the block in Los Angeles. Play with it.”
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