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Super Weird Pitbull Lines That Are Actually Poetic If You Listen Closely

Ever find yourself singing along to a Pitbull song at the club and thinking “Wait, what did he just say?” Then the alcohol kicks in and you realize you hit up the club to dance, not think. Well, if you ever listen to Pitbull, you’ll realize Mr. Worldwide’s lyrics are waaaaaay deeper than you realized. Here’s proof:

“Mami got an ass like a donkey, with a monkey. Look like King Kong.”

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Song: “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”

What you think it means: “That woman has a huge butt.”

What it really means: “You know, my mother was a strong, stubborn woman, and she worked tirelessly to climb the corporate ladder. She eventually made it to the top and, what can I say, she was a beast.”

“Every other city we go, we always pull a couple of pretty hoes.”

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Song: “Toma” ft. Lil Jon

What you think it means: “We pick up women wherever we go.”

What it really means: “Throughout my travels, I like to buy gardening supplies and take care of people’s yards. Sometimes, I talk to plants.”

“I’m slicker than an oil spill. She say she won’t, but I bet she will, timber.”

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Song: “Timber” ft. Ke$ha

What you think it means: “I seduce women.”

What it really means: “Mankind’s addiction to oil is killing mother nature, but she will have her revenge. She will crush us with falling trees.”

“Now big bang boogie. Get that kitty little noogie in a nice nice little shade.”

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Song: “Fireball” ft. John Ryan

What you think it means: “Are we hooking up or nah?”

What it really means: “Dancing with you is like creating a universe where we just pet kittens that hold tiny umbrellas. Who wouldn’t want to live in that universe?”

“Down in Key Largo, you know I’m on that sticky icky, icky, icky, icky. Don’t do it much, but when I do, I’m gone.”

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Song: “Fun” ft. Chris Brown

What you think it means: “I smoke weed and it gets me high.”

What it really means: “The humidity in Key Largo is unbearable. I don’t go there very often, but when I do, I get the urge to leave immediately.”

 “Give credit where credit is due. Don’t ya know that I don’t give a number two.”

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Song: “Back In Time”

What you think it means: “I don’t give a sh*t if you don’t like me.”

What it really means: “I used to work at a bank giving out loans, but I quit because I was constantly constipated.”

“Oh, you’re the healthy type. Well, here go some egg whites”

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Song: “Hotel Room Service”

What you think it means: Ummmm…

What it really means: “I am constantly in awe of you. I am aware you live a healthy lifestyle, so please accept this omelet as a symbol of my pure, untainted love for you.”

“In Brazil they’re freaky with big ol’ boobs, and their thongs, blue, yellow and green.”

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Song: “International Love” ft. Chris Brown

What you think it means: “Brazil is full of curvy women.”

What it really means: “The world is full of complex cultures, such as Brazil, where they often wear the colors of their flag.”

“Let’s party on the White House lawn. Tiger Woods times Jesse James equals Pitbull all night long.”

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Song: “I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias

What you think it means: “Let’s party because I’m long and strong.”

What it really means: “You make me feel like a commander-in-chief and I believe that deserves a celebration. I am wholesome like pro golfer Tiger Woods yet I have the attitude of the outlaw Jesse James. Reconciling these two things keeps me up at night.”

“That badonka donk is like a trunk full of bass on an old school Chevy. Seven tray donkey donk.”

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Song: “On The Floor” by Jennifer Lopez

What you think it means: “Dat ass doe!”

What it really means: “Your body is like a treasure trove of secrets that resonates at the very core of my being, and raises me through the seven levels of heaven.”

Do you think you’re ready to translate other Pitbull lyrics on your own? Post them in the comments section below, and share with your friends!

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Latina Actresses Are Pivoting to Directing and Producing In Order to Get More Latinx Stories Told

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Latina Actresses Are Pivoting to Directing and Producing In Order to Get More Latinx Stories Told

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The numbers are bleak. Latinos make up 18% of America’s population but only 5% of the number of speaking roles in movies in 2019 according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

Hollywood seems to be late to the party when it comes to Latino representation onscreen. But luckily, there are a handful of Latino artists and creators out there who are taking the fight to appear in front of the screen to behind the camera.

Take, for example, Eva Longoria, who was just announced to be directing and co-starring in the new action-comedy film, “Spa Day”

This marks the third movie the Mexican-American actress will be helming and the first Latina to ever direct more than one major studio film.

The other films on Longoria’s roster include a vehicle for her and Kerry Washington tentatively titled “24/7”, as well as the upcoming biopic “Flamin’ Hot”–a movie centered around Richard Montañez, the man who invented Flaming Hot Cheetos.

Longoria has been candid about how the decision to move into directing and producing has been a strategic one.

“One of the reasons I went into producing and directing was I wasn’t going to sit back and wait for somebody to create a role I wanted to do,” Longoria told Variety in 2018.

“You can’t just sit around waiting for [good projects], and I wanted to create that — not just for myself but for other Latinas.”

But her career transition isn’t unique as a Latina in Hollywood. She has joined the ranks of other Latinas in Hollywood who have began to produce and direct their own projects in order to finally see Latino stories told on screen.

Her peers include Jennifer Lopez (“Shades of Blue“, “Hustlers“), Selena Gomez (“Living Undocumented“), America Ferrera (“Gentefied“, “Superstore“), Gina Rodriguez (“Diary of an American President,” “Carmen San Diego“), and Salma Hayek (“Ugly Betty”).

All of these women have thrown their weight behind projects that otherwise wouldn’t be made if their names weren’t attached to them.

All of these women are creating stories that feature Latino stories and Latino talent–in front of and behind the camera.

America Ferrera explained the reason behind her conscious career pivot from acting to directing/producing: “My genuine heart’s desire is to tell stories that haven’t been told,” she told CBS This Morning. “It’s hard to get stories about people like us made. And then to get those stories told by us is very very uncommon.”

Although the endgame is to have Latinx stories greenlit without having to first be a famous singer or actress, the work these ladies are doing might be laying the foundation for an easier road for future industry players of Latino descent. Or as Longoria so eloquently put it: “If we unite and create opportunities for each other and pull each other up, there could be a lot more success for representation on TV.”

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Alaina Castillo’s New TikTok Trend Is Empowering People To Embrace Their Latinidad

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Alaina Castillo’s New TikTok Trend Is Empowering People To Embrace Their Latinidad

Not everyone has the privilege of growing up surrounded by their cultura, with parents there to pass on knowledge of traditions and customs from home. That, combined with heavily opinionated internet trolls, has led to many people struggling to feel confident in their identity. In a digital world that tries to force us all to fit into boxes, what does “Latino enough” mean and how do you know if you’re there?

Recently, we asked our Instagram community “what does being Latino mean to you?” and although some responses had details in common, for the most part they were as unique as every member of the community itself. There is no one definition of Latinidad, and therefore there is no way to measure what exactly makes someone “Latino enough.”

We got the chance to talk to Alaina Castillo, musical artist and TikTok Queen, about how she identifies with Latinidad and what this TikTok trend means to her. Did we mention quarantine has not stopped her from dropping new music? Check out her latest single, “tonight”!

IMAGE COURTESY OF ALAINA CASTILLO

What does being Latina mean to you? – mitú

“It means that I have something to identify with and be proud of because of my family members, my culture, and the things that I participate in as a Latina.” – A.C.

Side note, this was a personal reminder that we represent the community wherever we occupy space, whether we realize it or not. We are all participating in things as members of the community.

What’s something that, as a Latina, you are proud of? – mitú

“The strength and endurance that we have. I’ve seen it in my dad, his family, and so many others and it makes me feel proud as well as encouraged to achieve my goals with the same mindset as them.” – A.C.

While they may not be perfect (and let’s face it, who is?), our parents are the definition of hard working. Remembering that their blood runs through my veins always keeps me going when the going gets tough. Si se puede!

What Latino figures inspire you? – mitú

“Selena, even though she was an artist that I didn’t really grow up listening to. When I found out who she was, she was someone who I related to because she was a Mexican-American learning to speak and sing in Spanish, while breaking a lot of barriers that people had set up around her.” – A.C.

La Reina del Tex-Mex was a trailblazer indeed! Who else could forget Selena’s iconic “diecicuatro” blurb when she appeared in an interview with Cristina Saralegui? The important thing to focus on is that she was TRYING! As long as we’re all working on improving and being the best versions of ourselves, that’s the best we can do, and it’s okay to make mistakes along the way.

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Name one meal that, no matter where you have it, always reminds you of home. – mitú

“Homemade tamales!!!! 100%” – A.C.

You know we love some good tamales, so naturally our next question was…

Where is your family from? – mitú

“My dad is from Mexico and my mom is from Ohio.” – A.C.

Mmmm…Mexican tamales 😋

Have you ever been to those places? – mitú

“Yes, both places. I went to Mexico when I was really young, maybe about two times, and then I’ve traveled to Ohio on various occasions to see family. I was young each time I went to those places so they’re little memories I think of when I miss my family.” – A.C.

What would you say is the most “Latino” item in your home? – mitú

“We have these blankets from my grandma that I grew up using. I thought they were normal blankets but then I saw on social media that almost every Latino household has some and I was like hmmm, what do you know?” – A.C.

IMAGE COURTESY OF ALAINA CASTILLO

What would you say to people who think that not speaking Spanish makes you less Latino? – mitú

“I think it’d definitely be nice to know the language fluently but some people aren’t taught Spanish growing up and that’s not their fault. Not speaking the language doesn’t mean that they don’t have the same customs or should be rejected from the culture that their family is from. I decided to learn on my own because I’ve always been interested in Spanish, and also so I could speak with my family and I see that’s what a lot of other people are doing too.” – A.C.

One more time for the people in the back: not speaking Spanish doesn’t make you any less Latino.

How do you celebrate your Latinidad? – mitú

“With pride. I wouldn’t be who I am today without influences from my family so it’ll always be something I carry with me and proudly show throughout my life and career.” – A.C.

What do you hope people take away from this trend? – mitú

“That Latinidad is something you’re born with and it can’t ever be taken away from you,” – A.C.

So forget about the opinions of other people! All they’re doing is projecting their beliefs onto you and that is not an actual reflection of who you are. We hope you are inspired to embrace your Latinidad on your own terms, and that you walk more confidently in your identity. So duet us on TikTok and don’t forget to use the hashtag #AreYouLatinoEnough to join in on the fun!

Did we mention quarantine has not stopped Alaina Castillo from dropping new music? Check out her latest single, “tonight,” below!

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