Pitbull: ‘It Hurt Me’ When Karen Rodriguez Was Eliminated from ‘Idol’ [AUDIO]

March 28, 2011 6:47 am

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Rapper Pitbull called into “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Monday to discuss working with Jennifer Lopez, and his highly anticipated performance at this year’s Wango Tango concert in May.

“It’s a pleasure to be at Wango Tango. Its always fun. Great crowd. A lot of energy. I am just blessed to be working hard with the hardest workers,” he confesses. “Everybody better get ready. The energy is always ‘off the chain, off the glass, off the flip, off the everything,” Pitbull barks.

Regarding Jennifer Lopez and their new hit single he says, “She has given me an amazing opportunity on this record, and it’s been a pleasure to work with her. I watch her work ethic and I just apply that.”

He recounts the events leading to “Give Me Everything” saying, “I’ve known Jennifer for three years now, and the record came about through a mutual friend in Danny Dominguez and Red One (Producer).” He continued, “It’s an amazing global record, it’s taken over Italy, France, London, the United States. It’s an amazing opportunity to be able work with Jennifer Lopez, and be able to study her, and watch how hard she works, and apply it. Its priceless!”

Pitbull reflected on the “American Idol” experience during his more recent visit, “When you sit there in person you see how people are pouring their heart out. They have dedicated their life to be able to be on that stage it’s an amazing feeling. Very empowering and emotional. Especially when Karen got cut…it hurt me.”

Listen to the Pitbull’s full interview below!

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