Rapper Pitbull calls on governments to support protestors in Cuba saying they ‘deserve freedom’


He was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents.

And on Wednesday, rapper Pitbull took to social media to call on the world to support protesters who are demonstrating against the Communist government over food and medicine shortages and rising prices.

‘We need to stand up, step up and if you don’t understand what’s going on then you need to wake the f*** up,’ the hitmaker, 40, said in a video he posted on Instagram and Twitter.

He was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents. And on Wednesday, rapper Pitbull called on the world to support protesters demonstrating against the island’s Communist government

Pitbull – real name Armando Christian Pérez – went on: ‘Not only is this a Cuba event, Cuba thing, this is a world event.

‘This isn’t about politics, this is about saving lives. This is about unity, not division,’ he said. ‘The bottom line is it’s about taking action.’

He said that as a Cuban-American, he’s frustrated that he can’t get food, medicine and water to ‘his people’, adding that what they most ‘deserve’ is freedom.

In a video he posted to Instagram and Twitter, Pitbull - real name Armando Christian Pérez - shared: 'Not only is this a Cuba event, Cuba thing, this is a world event'

In a video he posted to Instagram and Twitter, Pitbull – real name Armando Christian Pérez – shared: ‘Not only is this a Cuba event, Cuba thing, this is a world event’

The hitmaker, 40, said that as a Cuban-American, he's frustrated that he can't get food, medicine and water to 'his people', adding that what they most 'deserve' is freedom

The hitmaker, 40, said that as a Cuban-American, he’s frustrated that he can’t get food, medicine and water to ‘his people’, adding that what they most ‘deserve’ is freedom

Piitbull called on governments and global businesses to 'get together' and help. 'We need to figure out solutions while they're losing their lives over there literally for something that we wake up every day and appreciate, which is freedom,' he said

Piitbull called on governments and global businesses to ‘get together’ and help. ‘We need to figure out solutions while they’re losing their lives over there literally for something that we wake up every day and appreciate, which is freedom,’ he said

He called on governments and global businesses to ‘get together’ and help.

‘We need to figure out solutions while they’re losing their lives over there literally for something that we wake up every day and appreciate, which is freedom,’ he shared.

Over the weekend, Cubans took to the streets of the capital Havana and several other cities in the biggest protests seen in 25 years.

Dozens of people have been arrested as a result of the violence and at least one death has been reported.

On Wednesday, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel went on TV to acknowledge shortcomings in his government’s handling of shortages but he urged Cubans not to not act with hate.

Over the weekend, Cubans took to the streets of the capital Havana and several other cities in the biggest protests seen in 25 years. Dozens of people have been arrested as a result of the violence and at least one death has been reported

Over the weekend, Cubans took to the streets of the capital Havana and several other cities in the biggest protests seen in 25 years. Dozens of people have been arrested as a result of the violence and at least one death has been reported 

On Wednesday, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel (pictured Monday) went on TV to acknowledge shortcomings in his government's handling of shortages but he urged Cubans not to not act with hate

On Wednesday, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel (pictured Monday) went on TV to acknowledge shortcomings in his government’s handling of shortages but he urged Cubans not to not act with hate

Cuba is suffering its worst crisis in years from a combination of the coronavirus pandemic that has paralyzed its economy, including the vital tourism industry.

Inefficiencies in the state-run economy are also a factor as are the tightening of U.S. sanctions on the island by Donald Trump during his four years in office. 

Other famous Cuban-Americans are also chiming in on social media and lending their voice to calls for the U.S. government to act.

Gloria Estefan, 63, who was born in Havana, called on the Biden administration to ‘strongly condemn the repressive & violent measures being taken by the Cuban government against their own people.’ 

Cuban-born singer Camilla Cabello, 24, posted the hashtag #SOSCUBA on Sunday and wrote on Instagram: ‘Deaths from COVID are rising rapidly and because of the lack of medicine, resources, basic necessities and even, food many people are dying. 

‘Our brave people took the streets to protest for this humanitarian crisis and the people of Cuba need our help urgently.’

Gloria Estefan, 63, who was born in Havana, called on the Biden administration to 'strongly condemn the repressive & violent measures being taken by the Cuban government against their own people'

Gloria Estefan, 63, who was born in Havana, called on the Biden administration to ‘strongly condemn the repressive & violent measures being taken by the Cuban government against their own people’

Cuban-born singer Camilla Cabello, 24, posted the hashtag #SOSCUBA on Sunday and wrote on Instagram: 'Our brave people took the streets to protest for this humanitarian crisis and the people of Cuba need our help urgently'

Cuban-born singer Camilla Cabello, 24, posted the hashtag #SOSCUBA on Sunday and wrote on Instagram: ‘Our brave people took the streets to protest for this humanitarian crisis and the people of Cuba need our help urgently’

Actress Eva Mendes, 47, who was bo9rn in Miami to Cuban parents, posted an image of the Cuban flag with the word Libertad (Freedom) on her Instagram

Actress Eva Mendes, 47, who was bo9rn in Miami to Cuban parents, posted an image of the Cuban flag with the word Libertad (Freedom) on her Instagram





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