Pitbull was surprised when he was hit with a lawsuit by Lindsay Lohan, who claimed he disparaged her name on his hit single “Give Me Everything” when he rapped, “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.” The Miami rapper opens up about his reaction to the suit in a new interview.
“I was very surprised when I found out about the lawsuit,” he told his official website PlanetPit.com. “To me it was very ironic, to be honest with you. At first I read it and I thought, ‘It’s gotta be a joke.’ [But] come to find out that’s it’s very realistic.”
Pit maintains that he’s been a supporter of Lohan’s career and didn’t intend to degrade the actress. “When I mention Lindsay Lohan in the record it’s really a positive message,” he explained. “When I say I got it locked up, if you play at the park, if you from the neighborhood, when they say you got it locked up, that means you run that area.”
Lohan’s suit also claims that the lyrics caused her “irreparable harm.” “In no way shape or form would I want to bring that on anybody and I didn’t look to defamate, degrade, or hurt someone’s career,” added Mr. Worldwide. “For me mentioning it on a No. 1 record around the world, I thought it would be helping someone’s career and also keeping them relevant.”
He also extends an invitation to Lohan to join him at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, when he performs the song with Ne-Yo.