Pitbull

by ethnic on February 1, 2010

Birth Name: Armando Christian Pérez

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 15, 1981

Ethnicity: Cuban (Spanish, possibly other)

Pitbull is an American rapper. He was born in Miami, Florida, to first-generation Cuban-American parents, Alysha Ángela Acosta and José Antonio Armando Pérez Torres. His father was born in Havana. His parents instilled the Cuban culture in him by making him memorize the words of Cuban poet, José Martí.

In an article in the Miami Times, Pitbull stated that being “white with blue eyes” made his journey into the rap music industry a little difficult as he did not fit the typical mold for a rapper.

Pitbull’s primary genre is Latin Rap and Reggaeton with some Miami Bass flavor. He has a penchant for dropping verses in Spanish.

Source: http://www.miaminewtimes.com

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Manila December 26, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Pitbull’s mother’s name is Alysha Ángela Acosta.

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Him and his “music” are annoying as f*ck.

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Can’t understand a word he says in his music.

lelo4 October 15, 2015 at 5:40 pm

He could even be Irish!

neiltennant December 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

yes he could but i don’t know he is a little bit dark in the face and has a head shape which is not very irish

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 11:39 pm

This guy would’ve been so hot if had dark eyes and a thinner longer nose.

neiltennant April 7, 2018 at 5:23 am

yes ! thats correct

he would be a wet dream guy

blue September 1, 2015 at 6:13 am

-Pitbull mother doesnt seem completely White and no pass in Spain , but pitbull can pass in Spain perfecly( His head is very rare).

-JLO , doesnt pass in Spain, she has a lot of native/taino blood (or whatever ) in her , her parents no pass in Spain.

please trace her roots to spain with names, places but no speculate with it.

-SOFIA VERGARA, can pass in Spain . I see a family photo and can pass in spain .

neiltennant havent been in spain, we are not darker that you think, dont believe Hollywood movies, always choose our darker actors like Banderas or Cruz (always tanned by the way) but no the lightest one.

i think we are like another europeans , not darker.

i am from spain.

andrew November 14, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Agree, Pibull’s mother is odd.

Manila September 1, 2015 at 12:18 am

I have found his Geni profile, but I am not sure if he is a legit user: http://www.geni.com/people/Pitbull/6000000031873388179

Manila September 1, 2015 at 12:10 am

His father, Armando Antonio Pérez, was born in Havana. I am not sure if Armando, Sr.’s maternal family name is Arango.

Manila September 1, 2015 at 12:20 am

Correction: Armando, Sr.’s full name was José Armando Antonio Pérez Torres.

Thanks to this source: http://www.latina.com/entertainment/music/you-know-you-want-it-pitbull-releases-spanish-language-album

Manila September 1, 2015 at 12:30 am

Please, swap Armando and Antonio. My apologies.

neiltennant July 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

he is of pure spanish descent like JENNIFER LOPEZ or ANTONIO BANDERAS + gloria estefan

those people are more pale-

I know Spain is in southern europe but 60 percent of those are darker than the average european but indeed they have also blue eyed and blonde people there

because of the wikings and celts who were in that area.

but its common even in britain or germany that blue eyed spains are asked if they are real spains

midori29 December 31, 2015 at 9:35 pm

@neiltenant, youre crazy if you think Jlo is of pure Spanish descent , her mother is part African amd her dad is part Indian. Jennifer Lopez straightens her hair and got a nose job.

cwm85 July 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm

I figured he had Latin culture but his family are from Spain. I doubt he has native ancestry.

marjanel October 15, 2015 at 8:50 am

Obviously.Latin culture of Cuba came from Spain.Do you think that came from blacks and indigenous?

neiltennant December 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm

spain is full of native americans

like my best friend pedro who has cherokee :-)

abbracci June 5, 2015 at 11:18 pm

He’s mestizo. Cubans have 8% Native American in them.

J420 October 22, 2015 at 7:49 am

Mestizo means 50/50 not 8% out of 100 LMFAO.

mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:32 am

Latinos rock

mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:31 am

I love Pitbull

Dogg January 2, 2015 at 7:24 am

White Cuban.

WTF November 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

He has one of those smug, douchey looking faces that you want to punch. His music is pure garbage and he’s ugly as fuck.

me November 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm

he looks part black

noneofyourbusiness November 26, 2014 at 3:16 pm

On what planet does he look black? He looks like a white Latino which is what he is.

midori29 December 31, 2015 at 9:49 pm

I lived in the Miami area. White on Cuba as a racial category is not the same as white in America. I had Cuban friends. In Cuba , you can be part black or part Indian and claim white as a racial category, as long as the majority of your blood is white. Also so called white Cuban friend told me that nearly all white Cubans had black in thier dna. True stuff.

andrew November 26, 2014 at 4:48 pm
ShawntheGod September 9, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Looks like a classic Alpine white type.

BlackPolish August 30, 2014 at 3:43 am

Grey eyes are NOT the light version of blue. They are way darker than blue eyes, even darker that light-green eyes. However, ligh-grey eyes (which are extremely rare and Pitbull doesnt have them) might be lighter than blue eyes.
PS – Pitbull is Spanish-Cuban, but this doesnt make him “White”. If it would make him “White”, then B-Real of Cypress Hill or Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine are also White guys.

BlackPolish August 30, 2014 at 4:00 am

… and of course B-Real and Zack De la Rocha ARE White, but in America thay are seen as “Latino”, not “White”.

J420 October 22, 2015 at 7:53 am

Lmfao. Seriously that comment almost gave me cancer. Pitbull is White, and lastly, Latino is not a race.

sararuiz April 23, 2014 at 5:59 pm

I’m so lost on the whole :Spanish- Cuban, Spanish-Puerto Rican, Spanish-Colombian, Spanish-Mexican vs. Afro-Cuban, Afro-Puerto Rican, Afro-Dominican, etc. as it seems to label a person based on what they mostly look like and this is not accurate. Most of the Hispanics on this site are mixed, so saying one is afro or one is Spanish is kinda dumb when Hispanics are native, black, European, that’s why we’re Hispanics. Jennifer Lopez is Just Puerto Rican, and Eva Mendes is Just Cuban, you guys didn’t attempt to put Afro- or Spanish-, because you cant tell just by looking at them and the same goes for every other Hispanic on this site regardless if they are very dark or light skinned with blue eyes, Just put their ethnicity and leave it at that

ssempre July 12, 2014 at 9:39 pm

well, when you just put “mexican”, “cuban”, “puerto rican” it’s very vague, it would be like putting “american” or “canadian” because of colonization of the ‘new world’, it’s really not an ethnicity, unless you put “native/mestizo/spanish/creole/afro/french/etc”. An afro-mexican person is just as mexican as a spanish-mexican person, but they look different, because they are different races. If you just wrote “mexican”, you’d really have no idea what their actual ethnicity is (are they native? african? spanish? mixed? it answers almost nothing). Yes many people in latin america are mixed race/ethnicity, but afro/spanish/mestizo/etc is what they are MAINLY, if a person is about 10% native and 90% black, they would probably be labeled “afro”, if a person is about 1/2 native, 1/4 african, 1/4 white, they would probably be labeled “afro-mestizo”. same goes for any other combination. If we were talking about a person who’s family has been in the US for many generations, it would be unacceptable to just say “american”, you’d say “african american”, “native american”, “asian american”, “white american”, etc. People from the Americas look very different from each other, you can’t just group them together by nationality.

person July 25, 2014 at 1:40 pm

He’s white.

marjanel October 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

No that is not why we are hispanics We are only hispanic because our white,European language.Hispanic is an eurocentric word it doesn’t mean being mixed.

J.J. December 31, 2013 at 10:32 pm
BlackPolish August 30, 2014 at 3:56 am

CORRECTION: ===> Grey eyes are NOT the light version of blue. They are way darker than blue eyes, even darker that light-green eyes. However, light-grey eyes (which are extremely rare and Pitbull doesnt have them) might be lighter than blue eyes.

JW McCabe December 7, 2013 at 12:06 am

He is a proper Spaniard! He looks absolutely continental.. Cuban is not an ethnicity; it is a nationality. Spaniards are just ”white” people to be elementary about it. They are just not Germanic or Scandinavian looking. But, neither are the Celts( Irish, Scots, Welsh) they have dark hair and eyes fairly often.

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justme December 16, 2013 at 9:55 am

I am from Spain and I look Germanic. Please do not stereotype us. Remember that there have been alot of mixing between Europeans. My family comes from different countries of Europe. They are all white.

the punisher November 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm

He is Spanish deal with it people

truescience November 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm

His are blue not green.Even in the picture is blue.

strawberry20 November 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

can’t a cuban be white? just because he’s white with green eyes everyone thinks his ethnicity is spanish. he has never said that is spanish but cuban only

marjanel October 15, 2015 at 8:56 am

Cuban is a nationality.here people is talking about his background.your question is like can’t be an American be white?

J.J. October 15, 2013 at 7:55 am

correction; his eyes are grey/green not hazel

J.J. September 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

correction; his eyes are grey/green and his hair colour is dark brown (brunette) (shaved)

J.J. September 10, 2013 at 10:36 pm

correction; Cuban isn’t an ethnicity, his ethnic heritage would be Spanish judging by his surname and light features, saying someones ethnicity is Cuban is like saying their ethnicity is Canadian or Australian, it doesn’t make sense.

andrew August 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I’ve never noticed before but Pitbull has something who reminds me Jorge Lorenzo (MotoGP World Champion from Spain), he must be definitely of Spanish descent, no big deal

http://motograndprix.motorionline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/lorenzo-salta-valencia-2011.jpg

http://agenziainforma.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/jorge-lorenzo.jpg

europeproud96 August 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

how can he have blue eyes…

andrew August 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm
follers August 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

His fellow Cuban Perez Hilton looks even “whiter”.

Not all Spanish people are of Mexican descent.*

*kidding.

Vadius November 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

CORRECTION, “Pérez” is a Spanish surname, many people in Spain have the surname “Hernandez” so he has part Spanish… and many surnames finished by -ez are spanish surnames like Rodríguez, Hernandez, Pérez, Sanchez…

Vadius November 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

“Pérez” is a Spanish surname, many people in Spain have the surname “Hernandez” so he has part Spanish… and many surnames finished by -ez are spanish surnames like Rodríguez, Hernandez, Pérez, Sanchez…

Petrarca October 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

He looks German

hii August 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

meh im tired of commenting, people will believe what they want to believe even if they’re super dark skinned black person would believe they’re not and think they’re white. i like him and i like seeing him since people like to make fun of him for being silly so i don’t care where he or his family comes from or what ethnicity he is as long as he’s still himself and making music….ill keep liking him.

christian March 22, 2012 at 4:25 pm

pitbull is a very handsome guy

he has wonderful blue eyes and white skin

this is a result of his spanish descent because a few spanish people are white with with skin, brown eyes or even blue/green eyes

look at spain , italy and portugal you can find this combination

he looks like frankie muniz who is also of cuban descent

storm March 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Please go away.

rafael October 29, 2012 at 1:01 am

frankie muniz is puerto rican

La Cubana March 19, 2012 at 3:47 am

I agree with almost everything Gutierrez says exception two things: 1) Native Cubans did not die off. They mixed into the population. There are regions of Cuba where Taino/Arawak words and customs still linger. My Cuban DNA confirms the existing of Native Cuban blood which I likely acquired from my mother whose ancestors originated in Camagüey. 2) The claim that “Cuba was 74% whites one year before Castro” might be accurate if determination was made solely on visual phenotype. However, Cuba has a long history of race mixing that goes all the way back to the creoles. In fact, many “white-in-appearance” descendents were known to have an Afro-Cuban grandmother who posed as the live-in maid so that her “white-in-appearance” descendants could attain societal advancements. Fact: Cuban Spaniards had a penchant for dark women, and still do. We Cubans have a saying that bites at the core of insults when a white Cuban attempts to look down on dark-skinned Cubans: “Y tu abuela ‘donde ‘sta?”. Basically, the question of “And, where’s grandma?” is a reference back to the old days of sacrifice the Afro-Cuban grandmother made for her progeny.

That said, Pitbull has an unusually bulbous nose for a pure European, eh?

lopac March 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm

what I ment to say was he looks like he’s mix with northern european because he looks more nordic. spanish people look like there mix with arab or native american.

Rossa Prendergast March 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Wrong. Let’s get this straight: Spaniards do not look Arab at all. Berber, yes. Big difference. Have you been to Spain? Most Spaniards/Portuguese are very western European looking and can look nordic or alpine as well.

As for Pitbull, yes he is ethnically an Iberian (Spanish/Portuguese) that much is obvious. I have lived in Spain and Portugal since my mom is Portuguese and Armando’s look in both countries is common.

lopac March 14, 2012 at 2:16 am

you need to go back to special ed.

Gutierrez March 14, 2012 at 1:25 am

Pitbull is a white Cuban. He looks more Galician, and seeing that Galician was the largest group of immigrants to Cuba from Spain, it all makes sense. He doesn’t look mixed at all. He looks entirely like a Spaniard, in particular a Galician. But I’m sure he may have other types of Spanish ancestry, maybe like Asturian or Canarian, but maybe not. But he sure does look Galician. Northern Spanish. Cubans are either white, black or mulatto. The natives died off from disease and warfare to almost nothing. He is white, end of story. Cuba was like the U.S. before the 60’s, where there were whites, blacks and mulattoes. That’s pretty much it. He is a white person. But of a Spanish speaking background, not an English speaking one.

He is the same race as a white American, but just of former Spanish colony, not a former British one like the U.S.. Europeans entered every country in the Americas. Cuba was 74% whites one year before Castro, then Castro started implementing communism and taking peoples’ business and land and assets, and there was white flight of the island to the U.S., in particularly Florida and New Jersey. Because of white flight of the island, today only 37% of Cuba consists of whites. But an overwhelming number of Cubans and Cuban-Americans in the U.S. are white. Actually 85% of Cubans and Cuban-Americans combined in the U.S. are whites. This matches up with the white flight of the island and the decreased percentage of whites in Cuba today.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 1:30 am

He looks like a suspicious mulatto. Spaniards usually look like Antonio Banderas or Gerard Pique. Pitbull looks like neither.

lopac March 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

he looks more white then most spaniards

I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

You think too much about skin color and not enough about bone structure and facial features.

lopac March 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

he’s bone structure looks european. like say irish or english. spaniards bone structure and facial features look semite like arab or jewish. like antonio and paul gasol.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

People think he looks like a mulatto, and you are contradicting yourself. Even if he is white, he is still of Spanish descent much like Antonio Banderas and Pau Gasol.

Gutierrez March 2, 2012 at 7:00 am

Both his parents are white European.

lopac March 14, 2012 at 1:32 am

your right. but there’s some spaniard that don’t see him as spanish because they say he acts with no class.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 1:36 am

Lopac, stop making stuff up!

lopac March 14, 2012 at 2:02 am

hey ETHNIC would you please blocked this demented person. just like you blocked me. some times he’s dolphin other time his roger. he only writes retarded stuff.
I think he’s retarted.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 2:14 am

You only write retarded stuff, Nordicist. Wasn’t that you the other day who wrote that only the Anglos are white? That means only the English are white, dumbass. Go back to school!

boss February 18, 2012 at 2:52 am

HIS MOM LOOKS LATINA

BUT HIS

DAD LOOKS LIKE A WHITE GUY EUROPEAN

I THINK
HIS DAD DIED

Gutierrez March 14, 2012 at 1:50 am

There is no “Latina” look. Do you mean that look that many Mexicans have? That look of those brown people is a race called mestizo, which is a mixed race of Native American/white mixed. I can assure you that his mother is not a mestiza, because the natives in Cuba died off very early from disease and warfare. Cuba was less than 1% native American after that. It’s more probable for his mother to be descended from Spaniards fully. There are Europeans that some people could mistake as “Latinos” like some Spaniards, some Italians, some Portuguese, some French, some Greeks, etc.

If Sylvester Stallone wasn’t famous and we saw him on the street, and I told you he was named Estefan Estevez, you would say he looked “Latino”. Basically because he doesn’t look Nordic, he looks Mediterranean. One could say Burt Reynolds looks “Latino” if one thought he was Hispanic. One could say the same about Emeril Lagasse. These are all examples of Mediterranean phenotype white people. I’ve seen pics of Pitbull’s mother, she looks like a Mediterranean white European woman. She does NOT look brown or like a mestiza at all. She looks like a white woman with dark hair. If I thought she was an American, I’d maybe think Italian American or French American. She definitely looks like a white European. Like a Spaniard. Please educate yourself. Non-Nordic European doesn’t equal a “Latino” look.

cool March 27, 2012 at 8:53 am

NO

LATINOS COME FROM AFRICAN TAINO AND EUROPEAN

RACE WITH BROWN SKIN

Angelika February 6, 2012 at 2:05 am

And i forgot to add i someone asked me what colour he was i would consider him white.Dose not matter if he Hispanic or not.He dose not have to be directly from Europe to be white obviously to me his ancestors are from Europe anyway.

me February 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Bryan January 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

P.S. not that the facts hinge on my acceptance. He is a white Cuban. Period. Whether anyone else likes it or not. He is Caucasian.

Bryan January 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

Says who? I am white and I accept him as white.

Roger February 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

If you have to say you’re “White”, then you probably aren’t. I know you’re not and Pitbull looks like a suspicious Mullato. He has a thick-nostril nose and a craino-structure of an African (look at he creases on the back of his head). Also, the reason he’s bald is because his hair has kinky texture (like an African). Go on Google and look at pictures of him with hair, and you’ll see him with dreadlocks also.

bernadettelabar January 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Pitbull isan excellent rapper,
He gets everyone moving abd dancing and singing.

I know that Michael Jackson would think of him as competion,

I Love Pitbull………….

Roger January 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

A lot of Cubans have African blood…even the so-called “Whites”. Pitbull looks like a mullato, he has the craino-structure of one and his nostrils look pretty flaring, like almost flat.

Mac January 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

yeah he’s half african, that explains his blue eyes ?

Roger January 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I’ve seen Africans with blue eyes, not really a viable point.

Reitaa 'Latina' Rodriguez January 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

hes white latin

Abdirahman January 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

his white great rapper

Abdirahman January 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

pitbull his fucking great rapper white man

Mac January 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Pitbull is pretty white, but by society or atleast white society they will never consider him white because he’s not European, or that he’s Latino/Hispanic !

Angelika January 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

That is nonsence he is Cuban im in Europe i would see him as a Cuban person.We do not use that label as Latino/Hispanic here that is used so much in the US.Just like i would call a person from( Russia ) as Russian ,a person from (America) as American and a person from China (Chineese)a person from (Meixco )as Mexican regardless of skin colour
.People need to understand that the world does not revolve around the label?terms that the US uses

Marko February 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Well this is an american site

Angelika February 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

Since when is this site American i taught the owner was from Austrulia and honey and even if it was American which i do not think it is, Its called the world wide web not world wide America.Ask the ethnic who made this site where is he from alrite.

Elle January 6, 2012 at 4:53 am

hes not Spanish hes Cuban. Even if he originates from Spain that was ages ago and i think they’d rather be called Cuban or Mexican or wherever they are actually from than Spanish because they are not Spanish any more. And they might not be Spanish there were lots of other people from Europe coming into South American like Italians and Germans and there are many Chinese and Japanese too.

Gabe December 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

There were plenty of immigrants from different European countries that settled into Cuban, not just Spaniards. Pitbull clearly possesses strong European features, where ever he got them from. Whether he is 100% pure white or has a hint of something else in his distant past is irrelevant. There are plenty of African Americans with some European or Native American ancestry that call themselves “black” and no one seems to question that.

Gabe December 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Into Cuba*

ComeOn December 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

pitbull’s cuban. 100%.

that being said, cubans come from a spectrum of colors and ethnic mixes. there’s black (african), there’s white (spanish), there’s chino (chinese), and there’s mulattos (mixtures of any two or more of the above). some people look all white and might have some african or chinese in them, in small droplets. same the other way around. no matter what, though, everybody’s just cuban! and pitbull? he’s probably straight up spanish-heritage (white) cuban. but, again, he’s just cuban!!

Cubana November 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

In Cuba, people are described by their physical characteristics. U can have siblings of the same parents and one can be “blanco”, another “mulato claro”, y otro “negrito” – that’s the case with mixed people every where. I have two mulatos claritos (very fair mulatos) and one little chocolate angel that reached back to my grandmother…

In other words, what a Cuban calls themselves does not necessarily reflect their background.

koala3457 November 5, 2011 at 7:54 pm

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koala3457 November 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm

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koala3457 November 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

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koala3457 November 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

you are stupid stupid face koala person

koala3457 November 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

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koala3457 November 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

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koala3457 November 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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koala3457 November 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm

i dont play mario with “cordy” either…. i said that but not clearly

koala3457 November 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm

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cordy November 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm
cordy November 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm

hi me lol i love you, me lolol ima sock in disguise lol dont u love to talk about pitbull and mexicans who eat pickles lol i play mario with “koala3457”

cordy November 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm

stop talking to urself

cordy November 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm

no. u cant make me

cordy November 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm

u wanna bet

cordy November 5, 2011 at 7:49 pm

lol ur funny me sooo hi ooooooh i like pie but only the kind with crust and filling

cordy November 5, 2011 at 7:49 pm

ur still talking urself

none of ur fucking busness December 22, 2011 at 9:46 pm

u say lol at da rong time and marios iz gay

Frank G October 3, 2011 at 1:21 am

Sorry but his guy isn’t white by any means. Black people have blue eyes too. Look at Tyra Banks. He’s a light mullato.

Klaus October 22, 2011 at 8:54 pm

u honestly think that tyra banks is just black lol ??? theres no such thing as light skinned african american man thats just a fairy tale black ppl tell themselves in order to feel better . that only means she has some (and its quite a %) caucasian blood along her line. and thats even recent. as for the pitbull he didnt say he was 100% by some foolish US standards he said he is white as in at least mostly white to qualify as a white latino.

cordy November 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm

lol im white
and a sock

David September 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

HE’S LATINO.

CUBAN-AMERICAN.

Mark October 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm

He didnt say he wasnt latino or that he wasnt cuban. he only said racially he is white. so race: white or caucasian in american terms, ethnicity or nationality: cuban and culturally: latino/hispanic. see that wasnt too hard to explain :)

Real September 5, 2011 at 5:02 pm

The data in this site is so wrong, i mean ’cause “Cuban” isn’t a “race”, it’s a nationality, i mean, his parents are Cuban, and because of his surname is easy to find out he’s Spanish, that’s his race, i mean, “Cuban” the only race that belongs to Cuba are the Indigenous Cubans.

Chris October 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm

true but it wasnt called cuba when indians lived there so many ppl count that as former colony still. he probably is spanish by heritage but if they put spanish, ppl might think he was actually from spain :) . get the possible confusion there ?

Muse August 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm

This page is totally stupid! What is with ppl looking for a fight? What a waste of energy that could be better put to good use actually contributing to the world. As a musician and vocalist, believe me, among musos and singers, Pitbull is not considered talent – he does provide great fodder for entertainment though. He looks vulgar, he curls his lip like he’s got a piece of fishing line pulling on it to make it look like he is talking… He needs to give his grandpa his suit back – and truly, give the man some cough syrup! Eww. Ugggh. Funny how everyone can mouth off about race, intellect, whatever, but as soon as Princess says the truth she is stomped? Doesn’t that tell you something? He’e either an old man pretending to be young (doesn’t work) or he is just Uncle Fester trying to flash it up in a suit! Sitting here taking a break in the studio – room full of different races and musical backgrounds – and yet we all agree Pitbull is just a ‘little’ overrated. But I guess that’s what happens when ppl follow the music they are told to, instead of getting out there and seeing/feeling REAL world music. Damn!

AnGEL July 27, 2011 at 7:36 am

He IS SOOOOOO HOT

Leon July 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

His music is garbage. And no, he’s not white.

Alice " CoCo" Green July 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I don’t care what race or culture Pitbull is. The man is sexy as hell. As a woman over 40, for Pitbull, I could consider becoming a Cougar. LOL. The man is talented, smart and sexy. I love the fact that he collaborates with African-American artists. The mixture of Afro-Cuban WOW! And People let me just give you a little historic cultural lesson. The African culure has completely influenced the Hispanic/Latino music and in particular the Caribbean Hispanic culture ala Cuban, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. This think of GLoria Estafan; Ricky and Jennifer Lopez and then think of Calypso, Reggae they all have their influences from Africa.

All I can say is Pitbull Rock On. You are the coolest White Cuban I know and thanks for bringing Rap and African-American music to a whole new audience. Love you my man!

... July 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

why does he show us his awesome blue eyes so rarely???

James June 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

If one were to describe Pitbull, his music and culture, one would say Latino, Hispanic, Cuban etc.

Canadian June 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

People, stop wondering if Pitbull is white or not. Pitbull is white and we shouldn’t be wasting our time figuring out if he is white or not. Its like if we start arguing about Catherine Zeta Jones if she is white or not, when she is 100 percent welsh and 100 percent white the only difference is that she is of dark complexion but that dosent make her of another race. This should stop between us because we dont see Asians or Blacks arguins about who is more Darker or who is more asian looking. Spaiards, Italiand Greeks French they are all white some happen to be darker white but some can be really pale. That is the Case of Pitbull whose ancestors are from Spain and they ar probably those who carry celtic blood Spaniards.

831 May 30, 2011 at 2:21 am

ABOUT A LATINO/HISPANIC THAT IS LIGHT SKINNED OR “WHITE”, THEY WOULDN’T REALLY CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS A “WHITE PERSON”, JUST LIKE A LIGHT SKINNED ASIAN WOULDN’T CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS BEING A “WHITE”.

EVEN THOUGH LATINOS HAVE SOME EUROPEAN ANCESTRY, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN SEPARATE CULTURE, SEPARATE FROM THE “WHITE PEOPLE” (ANGLO-SAXON) AND SO ON.

ROFLOLOL June 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Are you Hispanic? Plenty of Latinos identify with their race. Just because people are culturally different doesn’t make them less of one race than others. BTW this might come as a shocker, but there is no “white” culture.

Another thing, if a Hispanic doesn’t want to identify with their race in the US, it’s probably because White Americans have a racist and narrow perception/idea of what a Hispanic person should look like (ie: usually brown) that if a white Hispanic were to call themselves white they would probably get laughed at.

IDK why you brought in Asians because it’s a completely different situation, and Asians have their own issues with race that you are probably unaware of.

Tom June 30, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Why do you think you can stereotype “White Americans” as racist and/or narrow-minded? That IS a racist and narrow-minded statement. Think before leaving a comment next time; try using intelligence rather than ignorance.

kathleen May 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

man i love cuban music

ME.. May 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

you guys are stupid, latino/hispanic is a nationality and culture

liyah May 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm

finally someone who gets what i’m saying, i’ve been saying that for so long cause people just don’t get it.

kathleen May 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

latino/hispanic is not a nationality.
nationalities are countries. for example a person living in mexico, their nationality would be mexican their culture would be latino/hispanic

ROFLOLOL June 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Their culture would be Mexican as Latinos/Hispanics don’t share the same cultures. Their ethnicity would be Hispanic (at least in the US. IDK if anyone outside of the US uses that term).

Raul April 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Pitbull is white Period. Even though his heritage is Cuban his Background is Spaniard and Spaniards are white. That is why he is pale skin and has blue eyes. Cuban people are either white or black.

Fuzzybear April 19, 2011 at 5:34 am

To Raul

There are many types of Cubans(white,black,mixed,chinese etc).Also pale skin and blue eyes don’t mean you don’t have something else in your recent bloodline.The same for those Spaniards you people keep saying are white.All types of people have been in and out of spain in the last hundred years,doing their thing.Just because someone looks complete white on the outside doesn’t mean jack

liyah May 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I’m just asking do you think italiens are white and if not what are they?

Luso-Latino March 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm

He’s cuban y u care so much!!!! ive seen spaniards with dark swarthy skin, and as well with light colored eyes… look at antono banderas and pnelope cruz… enrique iglesias… oh and other europeans settled there as well not just spanish… so some french as well

Chief_Native_Mulatto March 24, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Enrique Iglesias is half Filipino.

408boss March 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

thats just retarded all u people trying to determin his race… he’s latin… cuban is a race.. why u getting all technical, spanish (spain) native or afro- well we can get technical too if ur from spain ur mixed with moors celts romans… were all mixed down the line… im portuguese and alot of portuguese are dark n get mistaken for mexican as well for indian

Tom March 24, 2011 at 9:18 am

Cuban is not a race but a nationality.

liyah May 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

cuban is not a race it’s a nationality, a person who is cuban is a person from cuba or has ancestry from cuba that could be a white, black, asian, brown or native person. You saying that being cuban is a race is like saying being Canadian or American is a race.

gabby February 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm

This page needs some serious correction. There is no such thing as a “european cuban” not from europe at all. He is just a 100% light skin cuban.

Ivanco April 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Actually there is. Cubans are descendant primarily of Europeans(mostly Spaniards) or Africans. We didn’t just pop out of the Cuban soil! Native Indians originally inhabited the island. Most of them were killed off when the Europeans colonized and Africans were brought to replace the native labor. So basically anyone born in Cuba is Cuban whether you’re racially european, african, chinese, or anything else. Most of us are some combination of all of the different people that have come to the island over the last 600 years and that’s beautiful.

folusha November 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

vivan los cubanos

yalo November 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

Well Spanish people are White Europeans..and since pitbull is a Cuban of Spanish ancestry he must be white. Latino is Not a race. Its a cultural heritage. People are so narrow minded about Hispanic (spanish speaking) people. Spanish speaking people come in many ethnicities.

myspace celebrity August 24, 2010 at 5:47 am

His eyes are very pretty. He looks mostly European with maybe a touch of indigenous and/or African in there. Either way, he’s a white Cuban…a very sexy one.

yall r soo July 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm

dumb seriously!!!…did yall not HEAR or READ w/e he’s SPAINSH (european) NOT WHITE and blue eyed ppl come frm europ, my mom is spainiard and native american and she has blue eyes and dark brown hair, and my dad is german soo i have blue eyes t

princess July 26, 2010 at 7:03 am

eww… he is so disgusting and untalented! like we can’t tell he shaves his hair because he is bald. there is no way he is 29!

izzy July 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Ewww! there’s no way ur a princess ;) u need 2 get a life and stop hating on him jus bcuz he has money and IS TALENTED unlike u

izzy July 25, 2010 at 10:24 pm

love his music!

nevamind July 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

who gives a fuck ppl get a life

Jose April 21, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Pitbull is White, of pure Spanish descent

Hmm April 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Pitbull is white, he is a blue eyed man with strong European facial features, he is very likely of full Spaniard descent or of some other European country. Spaniards weren’t the only ones to immigrate to Cuba. And anyone saying that he may not be white because he may have Native American and/or black is using double standards. 1 out of 3 white Americans have some black ancestor yet no one questions their “whiteness” but the moment someone comes from a Hispanic country comes into the picture, their European roots are put into question.

So... June 20, 2010 at 11:09 pm

LOL exactly. There is always a double standard when it comes to Hispanic people, because OMG PURE WHITE (or any other race) HISPANICS CAN’T EXIST!

Juli May 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm

You couldn’t be more right! I’ve seen this happen many times and not only to Hispanics, but Brazilians too. If you watch any interview with Gisele Bündchen on YouTube, there will be lots of people saying that she’s not Brazilian, that she’s German. And the woman can’t even speak German! And I also read a comment where someone says that Alessandra Ambrósio isn’t White because she’s “brown, a latina”, like he said.
I don’t know why it’s so hard to simply take it that a White person may be from Latin America!

Christian April 15, 2010 at 9:06 am

OMG Are any people here Cuban! The spaniards killed all the natives in Cuba so nobody has native blood but Pitbull is full White that is for sure.

So... June 20, 2010 at 11:01 pm

A) Not all the natives were killed.

B) You are right that Pitbull is most likely full blooded European like my Cuban family is.

calleocho March 25, 2010 at 4:34 am

how do you peope know so much..about the average cuban?….and currently Cuba has 65% European majority population according to their official 2002 census, although this is disputed from other oservers. read cuba on wiki with all the sources are there. But that doenst mean everyone has to be mixed. Most of the Cuban americans were the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Spanish immigrants, and 50years later the cuban population has changed quite abit since most of the middle and upper class left cuba.Only 100 years ago the cuban population was only 1.5 million, to now 11 million.

Fuzzybear March 13, 2010 at 10:28 am

To Mellow Yellow

that’s so true,I prove that a bunch of times on here

Mellow Yellow March 13, 2010 at 4:57 am

You can look completely white and have black blood. My sister prime example

Anonymous March 13, 2010 at 12:46 am

HE’S WHITE. Look at him!
He doesn’t seem to be black.
Maybe he has some Native American ancestry.

Mellow Yellow March 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm

He is not 100% of Spanish descent. He has some black or tanio Indian in there whether he knows it or not.

So... June 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Why do you say this with such certainty? My family is Cuban and we have no Native or African blood in us (or Middle Eastern or Chinese for that matter since those races/ethnicities exist in Cuba as well). As a matter of fact, Spanish isn’t the only European ancestry we have. Not all Hispanic people are mixed.

Damn, people need to stop generalizing so much and get educated instead.

Juli May 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Oh, so you know something about him that not even he knows? LMAO!!!!

Fuzzybear March 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm

You guys know how many people self id as white,who are not really white.Plus according to my reading,69% of the Island are self id as black.Now looking at this guy Pitbull,maybe he is white,but you never know

Chief_Mulatto_Native March 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm

He needs to take a DNA test!

ethnic March 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm

nice link pitbullfan

pitbullfan March 4, 2010 at 12:41 am

well people, He self-identifies as white, blue eyed and Cuban….here’s the link…not all cubans are mixed…are all Americans mixed race?…..he’s got to be of spanish descent..otherwise what else.
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2010-02-04/music/pitbull-headlines-the-pepsi-musica-super-bowl-fan-jam/
Over 700,000 spanish people immigrated to cuba in the early 20th century alone…..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_immigration_to_Cuba

here’s a list of some people from southern spain.. if these were born in cuba or anywhere else in latin america..thge USA would consider some of them non-white..just because they have a tan. http://listas.20minutos.es/?do=show&id=50675

do they look any different from the 85% of cuban-americans that self-identify as white…probably not.

Azteca February 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm

He is a white-cubano meaning Spanyard(European) Mestizo or (Native Indignous Indian) and maybe African. But he appears to have no African mixture. He is not a Mulatto.

The average Cuban Is a mixture of Native, White, and Black…..

Chief_Mulatto_Native February 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

I agree with ethnic. Cubans are mixed and I think Pitbull is mixed, too. A lot of people say that he is white Cuban. Yeah right! He is not pure white.

tianna February 7, 2010 at 10:52 am

iloooooove pitbull. hes so cute. and ilove the fact that hes cuban, you dont see much cubans in the music industry .

ethnic February 7, 2010 at 2:07 am

Id say he is like most Cuban a mix of Spanish, Native American and African.

Juli May 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm

You can’t possibly know that.

bet February 5, 2010 at 4:02 am

thanks, but i would like to know his background

kira February 4, 2010 at 5:39 am

must be attractive in the flesh then.

maria February 2, 2010 at 6:14 am

he is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo SEXYY!!!!!!!!!! seen him live he really is hot n talented>>>> luv him ;)

Anonymous February 2, 2010 at 4:17 am

bald, chubby and gross

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