Miami rapper Pitbull has responded to actress Lindsay Lohan nearly a week after the controversial star filed a lawsuit against him for name-checking her on his “Give Me Everything” record.
Admitting the lawsuit took him by surprise, Pit clarified his “locked up” Lohan reference.
“I was very surprised to me when I found out about the lawsuit,” the soft-spoken rapper, who’s real name is Armando Christian Pérez, told Univision News. “It was very ironic.” Pitbull, 30, said he’s supported Lohan’s career and wasn’t meaning to disparage her name in the context of the song, as “everything about this record is so positive.” Pitbull clarified that when he said she’s “got it locked up,” it means she runs every aspect of her life. He pointed out how, despite her issues, she’s stayed popular throughout, noting the song helped keep her “relevant” with its’ non-stop airplay internationally. (RadarOnline)
Details of the suit became public knowledge last Friday (August 19).
Lindsay Lohan has just sued the rapper Pitbull for a line in his mega-hit, “Give Me Everything,” for a disparaging lyric about her. Lindsay is pissed, claiming in her lawsuit … “the lyrics, by virtue of its wide appeal, condemnation, excoriation, disparaging or defamatory statements by the defendantsabout the plaintiff are destined to do irreparable harm to the plaintiff.” Lindsay, who claims in the lawsuit she is “a professional actor of good repute and standing in the Screen Actors Guild, is suing under the New York civil rights laws, which protects people from having their name exploited for commercial purposes. Lindsay alleges the appearance of her name in the song “causes [Lindsay] to be associated and identified in connection with defendants.” (TMZ)
Additonal reports claim Lohan is aiming to have the song’s broadcast stopped.
Lohan — who, it is noted in the suit, is “a professional actor of good repute and standing in the Screen Actors Guild” — is suing under the New York civil-rights laws, which protects individuals from having their name exploited for commercial purposes. The suit seeks an injunction to stop all the defendants — in addition to Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Afrojack, who wrote “Give Me Everything,” are named — from broadcasting the song. It also seeks unspecified damages. (MTV)
On the track, Pitbull makes a reference to Lohan’s past stint behind bars last summer.
“Hustlers move aside, so I’m tiptoeing, to keep flowing,” Pitbull raps. I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan/Put it on my life, baby/I make it feel right, baby.” (“Give Me Everything”)
Check out the “Give Me Everything” music video down below: