As was previously reported, Lindsay Lohan sued Pitbull for using her name in his song. She claims he used her name in an "offensive and disparaging manner," with the lyrics, "Hustlers move aside, so I'm tiptoein', to keep flowin'/ I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan." But really, the only crime here is that he rhymed "flowin'" with "Lohan."
Pitball gave his first interview to Primer Impacto's Pamela Silva for Univision. Pitbull says his first reaction to the lawsuit was, "I was very surprised, to me it was very ironic, first I read it and I was like "Naw, this has got to be a joke."
Naw Pitbull, aren't you aware that Lindsay has already sued E-Trade for one of their talking baby commercials because the baby was simply named Lindsay? This b-tch doesn't mess around.
Whether Pitball is being genuine or trying to crawl his way out of a lawsuit, he says that the lyric "locked up like Lindsay Lohan," does not mean, "Jailed up like Lindsay Lohan." He says the shout-out at Lohan is a good thing, "When I mention Lindsay Lohan in the record it is a positive mention."
He goes on to describe how having it "locked up" is a good thing to have. In his own words, "If you play at the park, if you are from the neighborhood, when they say "you got it locked" it means you run that area," says Pitbull.
So Lindsay is just like the fat kid who wears a backwards cap and holds court over the neighborhood skate park? Is that what you are trying to say Pitbull?
"When I say 'I've got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan,' I'm basically saying she runs her world. I'm trying to run mine the same way she does....for me it was more uplifting." If you say so?
When Pamela Silva says that Lindsay thinks the song has caused her mental anguish and pain, Pitbull responds, "In no way shape or form would I want to bring that on anybody."
Pitbull says Lindsay should be happy that she's being name dropped in a hit song, "For me mentioning her in one a number #1 record around the world, I thought it would be helping someone's career and also keeping them relevant." Everyone knows that rap music exists so that C-List celebs can stay relevant. Haven't you ever heard the rap "Tara Reid Is Awesome"? I'm kidding no such song exists...yet.
Pitbull defends rap music further, "We mention peoples names all the time when it comes to rapping. It's always about double meaning and metaphors and how you flip certain things."
But Pitbull thinks the lawsuit actually has a positive impact for popular music in general, he says, "It means people are no longer just hearing the music, they're listening to the music."
At the end of the video he invited Lindsay Lohan to the VMA's with him, which is a sweet gesture but also weird. Imagine if she goes and they hit it off. They're going to have a great "How'd they meet" story. "Well...I sued him but then he was like 'Wanna go to the VMA's?' and the rest was history..." says imaginary LiLo.