Pitbull says he is not supporting Trump

Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:05pm EDT
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Rapper Pitbull had harsh words for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Friday, telling reporters that he is not supporting the candidate and describing his campaign as a "joke."

"I think the [Trump's] campaign is a joke to be honest with you. I think that it's unfortunate the way we're being viewed around the world due to some people's approaches," the Cuban-American rapper said. Pitbull, real name Armando Perez, was speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, where he was honored with a star plaque for his contributions to the music recording industry.

Pitbull's comments on Trump came after a report in Vanity Fair magazine that the Miami-born rapper had met with the Republican nominee in Florida.

"Am I supporting Donald Trump? No I am not supporting Donald Trump. You all know this already very well," said Pitbull.

Recording artist Pitbull poses on his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California U.S., July 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni