Pitbull is a man who has had fun poked at him for quite some time because of his music, but there are different sides to the artist.
Known by his moniker Mr Worldwide, he recently showed that he is indeed a man of the world by lending a private jet so that cancer patients could leave Puerto Rico and flee the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
Jenniffer González, Congresswoman for Puerto Rico, thanked the musician for his help, writing: “Thanks to singer @pitbull for lending private plane to transfer cancer patients from Puerto Rico to the United States so that they can take their chemo.”
— Jenniffer González (@Jenniffer2012) September 26, 2017
Modest with his efforts, Pitbull is yet to comment on his deed on social media, but did tell E! News: “Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part.”
According to NBC News, Maria is the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in almost a century and it could take half a year to restore power.
Fellow musician, and a Puerto Rico native, Daddy Yankee, also used his status to get help for the island.
The ‘Despacito’ singer took to Instagram and appeared on CNN to raise his voice for the humanitarian crisis. He also revealed that he’ll be donating $1million (£747K) to help rebuild the island.
“Puerto Rico is under a humanitarian crisis,” he said on Instagram.
“We’re running out of food, we’re running out of provisions, we’re running out of gas, we’re running out of medicines. So this is a call to action to the international community to act now. We need your help more than ever.”
Thank you, for allowing me to raise my voice for the humanitarian crisis in 🇵🇷 Puerto Rico . https://t.co/qHOz3Z4WeW
— Daddy Yankee (@daddy_yankee) September 27, 2017
Jenniffer González also thanked Yankee, quoting his tweet and writing: “Thank you for your commitment to your island, your work and help your people in the toughest moments. Puerto Rico loves you and holds you.”
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