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Enrique Iglesias Got On One Knee To Present Pitbull His Award At The Latin AMAs

CREDIT: TELEMUNDO ENTRETENIMIENTO / YOUTUBE

“Don’t ever forget that immigrants built the United States of America.”

At this year’s third annual Latin American Music Awards, Cuban-American rapper Pitbull was awarded the Dick Clark Achievement Award. Dick Clark was the founder of the American Music Awards and was known for his phenomenal passion, commitment and dedication to the entertainment industry. In remembrance of Clark, the award recognizes artists who not only work hard in the studio, but use their platform to help those in need. Enrique Iglesias got down on one knee as he presented the award to Pitbull. The move got a huge pop of applause but it was Pitbull’s acceptance speech that resulted in a standing ovation.

Pitbull began his speech by thanking Dick Clark and the people who helped him get out of the streets, including one of his teachers, Hope Martinez — someone who believed in him when nobody else did. Pitbull then used his time on the stage to talk about the natural disasters that have affected people around the world. “I want to motivate them and inspire them to stay strong. To rebuild even stronger,” said Pitbull. Toward the end of his speech, Pitbull also sent out a message to immigrants in the United States: “We gotta stay strong and we gotta fight, so that the United States of America stays the United States of America, not the divided States of America.” Finally, Pitbull dedicated his award to all of the soldiers who are “out there fighting for us so that we can enjoy this thing we call freedom.”

After his speech, Pitbull fans took to his social media accounts to express their appreciation.

CREDIT: @PITBULL / INSTAGRAM

Watch the full segment, which includes a performance with Fifth Harmony, below:

CREDIT: TELEMUNDO ENTRETENIMIENTO / YOUTUBE

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5 Songs From The Week You Should Add To Your Playlist

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5 Songs From The Week You Should Add To Your Playlist

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To get ready for the weekend, Latido Music has rounded up five of the best songs of the week to add to your playlists. Check out our favorites of the week below.

Jencarlos & Pitbull “Cosita Linda”

Jencarlos Canela is back with his hottest music video yet for “Cosita Linda.” The Cuban-American singer reunites with Mr. Worldwide Pitbull for the romantic reggaeton romp. Jencarlos sings sweet somethings in Spanish while getting hot-and-heavy with a beautiful model on the beach. Like a romance novel cover come to life, the hunky artist and his on-screen love interest serve plenty of body. There’s something for everyone here and that’s the true cosita linda.

Myke Towers, Rauw Alejandro, Lunay, Brytiago, & Revol “Fantasia Sexual”

This is the freakiest playlist with “Fantasia Sexual.” Puerto Rican hitmaker Revel rounded up the heartthrobs on the rise in reggaeton for this alluring bedroom banger. Myke Towers, Rauw Alejandro, Lunay, and Brytiago don’t hold back as they deliver their verses that are equally flirty and dirty. The music video is just as steamy with the guys admiring beautiful women in supernatural scenes. Their power of their “Fantasia Sexual” is irresistible and unmatched.

Maria Becerra & Cazzu “Animal”

Argentina’s rising pop star Maria Becerra teamed up with Cazzu, the country’s Latin trap music queen, for their collaboration “Animal.” Latin trap with a reggaeton bounce collide on this fierce girl power moment in music. Becerra and Cazzu cut loose on the song about an independent woman that’s on the prowl and living her best life. The music video is set in a futuristic jungle where the both ladies are free to roam and perrear as they please.

Dimelo Flow, Sech, Tyga & J.I. “Girl Like You”

The hitmaking producer behind Panamanian superstar Sech, Dimelo Flow, is stepping to the forefront with this debut single “Girl Like You.” Sech returns the favor by featuring on the R&B-meets-reggaeton banger with rap star Tyga and rising Nuyorican artist J.I. the Prince of N.Y. In Spanish and English, the guys try to win over the women of their dreams with lines that are just as dreamy. Dimelo and the gang get caught up in a Jumanji-like game filled with Jurassic Park dinosaurs in the wild music video.

Lauren Jauregui f/ Pabllo Vittar “Lento” (Brabo Remix)

Cuban-American superstar Lauren Jauregui teamed up with Brazil’s drag pop superstar Pabllo Vittar for a new remix of “Lento.” With Jauregui, who is openly bisexual, and Vittar together, the LGBTQ+ representation and excellence jumps out. Jauregui remains a captivating force on the track while Vittar comes through with a hypnotic performance of her own. Tainy’s original reggaeton production is given a touch of Brazil thanks to Brabo’s remix. This is the best version of Jauregui’s “Lento” yet.

READ: These Are The Songs That Saved Us In 2020

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Pitbull Is Helping Latino Business Owners Financially Affected By COVID-19

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Pitbull Is Helping Latino Business Owners Financially Affected By COVID-19

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Latinos are suffering harder economic downfalls because of Covid-19. Latinos have disproportionately been laid off and experienced pay cuts as businesses closed because of the pandemic. Pitbull teamed up with Priceline and Hello Alice to give Latino owned small businesses an emergency grant.

Pitbull is teaming up with two organizations to give money to Latino owned small businesses.

The program is aimed at giving businesses up to $10,000 to keep their businesses open. Latino unemployment in the U.S. is 18.9 percent because of Covid-19. That means that 4 million, or 1 in every 5 Latinos, is currently unemployed because of the virus.

Latinos are currently experiencing the worst economic loss to the community since the Great Recession.

The Latino and Black communities have born the brunt of the economic ups and downs of the U.S. economy. The current unemployment statistics are the worst for Latinos since the Great Recession. During that time, Latinos lost 66 percent of their wealth. The novel coronavirus has exposed the precarious economic state of the Latino community in an economy with stagnant wages yet rising costs of living.

In February, the Latino unemployment rate was 4.4 percent.

President Trump has bragged about the unemployment rate for the Latino and Black populations. Latinas are the largest and fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. and the pandemic has hit the community hard. Pitbull’s program could help to keep those entrepreneurs afloat.

Businesses can be awarded up to $10,000. The reason for financial help is more than unemployment. Organizers of the fund also point to the number of Latino businesses that were denied funding through the federal government.

“We found out the centers for responsible lending said that 91% of all Latino applicants of government Phase one funding got rejected. Secondly, the sectors that can’t work from home. ‘You can’t be a waiter at home there are no customers,’” Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline, told CBS Miami.

Hoffman added: “A competitor before, are now your friends. Reach out to those businesses near you talk to those people ask what ideas work for them and what resources they can share and we’ll figure this out together.”

READ: After Their Mom’s Restaurant Shut Down, Mexican-American Twin Brothers Launched A Loan Co. To Help Latino Small Businesses Thrive

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