HIS RECORD COMPANY DEAD, PITBULL CAN FOCUS ON HIS CAREER
Cuban American rapper Pitbull made his first appearance on the celebrity-news website TMZ.com recently. And it was for the worst possible reason: He was hit in the head with a bottle while performing at a San Antonio club. He left the stage almost immediately, but returned with a blood-soaked towel held to his noggin, challenging his assailant to come up for round two. When nobody materialized, Pitbull did one more song and left to get his head stapled together.
"I guess somebody had a little too much to drink, slung a bottle onstage, and it happened to hit me in the head," recalls the genial rapper. "It was mostly women [at the show], so I think it was somebody's boyfriend just acting out. It's always gonna happen when you got a lot of people drinking. There's always one dummy."
That incident now seems like it might just be the beginning of a turbulent period in Pitbull's career. He is currently out on the road with fellow hip-hopper Baby Bash, supporting last year's The Boatlift. But he's not getting any help from his label — for the simple reason that he doesn't really have much of one anymore. TVT Records — former home to Pitbull, the Ying Yang Twins, and Lil Jon, among others — fired nearly its entire staff a month ago and has now filed for bankruptcy. [Read the rest here.]