Pitbull is not the biggest fan of America’s political system. On the Kiesza-assisted title track from his upcoming album, Climate Change, due Oct. 7, he dismisses politics as “politricks” and accuses elected officials of dishonesty and general shiftiness. He has similar feelings when it comes to this year’s presidential campaign. “What’s going on in 2016, it’s like the WWF out there, it’s like Hulk Hogan versus Andre the Giant,” Pitbull tells EW. “How real do we take this?”
But that’s as far as he’ll go when it comes to discussing the candidates. Though many Latino stars such as Eva Longoria and America Ferrara have spoken out against Donald Trump and his comments on Latinos and immigration, don’t expect an endorsement from Pitbull one way or another “until the time is right,” he says.
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“This whole campaign, man, I’ve had every presidential candidate try to meet up and talk about certain things,” he says. “I’m all about listening to what’s going on and what the future may hold if they got their hands on the country. But you’ve got to sit back and watch them play out because sometimes people become self destructive. A lot of people don’t really know how to deal with fame and power at the same time. It can be a dangerous concoction.”
As for what the campaigns wanted from him, Pitbull continues: