After performing at the 2015 Billboard Awards this Sunday (May 17) night, Pitbull joined Howard Stern this Tuesday (May 19) to promote his own new Sirus XM channel, Globalization.
Stern asked Mr. Worldwide about his collaboration with Chris Brown and the rapper was dissuaded from working from Brown after his relationship with Rihanna. Pitbull stated that like Brown, he also grew up in a home with domestic abuse.
“No. Chris Brown, I don’t think he really got a situation, because growing up around the neighborhoods we grew up in, everybody had that kind of situation. So to me it’s normal. But I don’t think… I think Chris is phenomenally talented. He’s one of those guys that’s just too talented.”
When Stern further pressed Pitbull about the severity of domestic abuse, Pitbull continued to give his support for Chris Brown and stated that he even gave Chris Brown advice.
“I told him, I said, Chris, man, you’ve got such an amazing opportunity in front of you, and no matter what you do, one way or another, people just accept you. But could you imagine if you would channel your energy — I wouldn’t say in a positive direction, I’m sure he really tries, but just watch what you’re doing and just try to give him some advice. And to be honest with you, I can’t wait until he really makes that tweak. Because that’s all it is, it’s a tweak, that’s what it is.”
Overall, Pitbull supports Chris Brown and wishes to continue to work with him. Stating that he is a “good kid, [with a] good heart.”