ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (AP) - It’s not exactly “International Love,” but Miami rap star Pitbull is about to bring his act to a nonetheless far-flung site _ Kodiak, Alaska.
The unlikely tour stop announced Tuesday will mark the first time the chart-topper will visit the state known as The Last Frontier, and it comes as a result of a marketing deal and perhaps a little mischief.
David Thorpe, a writer for The Boston Phoenix, thought it would be funny to exile the “Give Me Everything” rapper to the most remote Walmart possible, and encouraged people to “like” the Walmart in Kodiak.
The store in a city with a population of about 6,100 wound up with more than 70,000 “likes.” The surrounding borough, which Alaska has rather than counties, has about 14,000 people.
“I heard that Kodiak, Alaska, has the most likes due to someone who thinks he was playing a prank,” Pitbull said on the video. “I said, `OK, great, this sounds really good.’ You have to understand I will go anywhere in the world for my fans.”
And he doesn’t want to make the trip alone.
“I want to invite that someone who thinks it’s a joke to Kodiak, Alaska, with me,” he said.
It appears that invitation will be accepted.
In an email to The Associated Press, Thorpe said it’s “very likely” he’ll be in Kodiak. Thorpe said he had to “raise the funds to get to Kodiak on my own, since Pitbull’s invitation doesn’t include actually getting me there.”View Entire Story
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