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Pitbull Shocked By LiLo Lawsuit

I Was Trying to Keep Her Relevant

8/25/2011 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Rapper Pitbull thinks Lindsay Lohan should be thanking him -- not suing him -- for including her name in his hit song, "Give Me Everything" ... claiming he thought the shout-out would HELP her career.

Pitbull went into serious mode during an interview for his official fansite -- wearing a suit and tie -- and said, "I was very surprised when I found out about the lawsuit ... at first I read it and I thought, 'This has got to be a joke.'"

As TMZ first reported, Lohan filed the suit last week -- claiming the rapper wrongfully used her name for commercial gain by using the lyric, "I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan" in the song.

The rapper says he supports Lindsay's career -- adding, "In no way shape or form would I wanna bring that on anyone ... I didn't look to defamate [sic], degrade or hurt someone's career."

"For me mentioning it ... on the number one record in the world ... I thought it would be helping someone's career and keeping them relevant."

He concluded by inviting Lindsay to be his guest at the upcoming MTV VMAs. So far, no word if he's received a response.

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61.

andyconda    

at this point i hope he counter sues

1124 days ago
62.

MRyan    

She's washed up and in need of money....

1124 days ago
63.

Francine    

No good deed goes unpunished when you deal with a skanky, snotty Long Island b**ch.

WHY BOTHER? She's gonna be dead soon, anyway! Did you see her at the Kardashian financial prostitution party??

1124 days ago
64.

DA' FLASH    

Yeah! "LILO" Is a Greedy No Talent Beaaaaaaach!!!

1124 days ago
65.

brandon    

i actaully think the music indusrty needs more like him. look at the games hes been around longer.. but see how he speaks...

1124 days ago
66.

andyconda    

"your honor i am sorry i could not do my community service, or court mandated therapy, due to the fact I was suing pitbull for using my name"...
Holly "gasp, swigs water and gasps for air"

1124 days ago
67.

OBXMAR    

Isn't her name (and her crotch) pretty much in the Public Domain?

1124 days ago
68.

Jay    

You know what they say: You cant help a junkie unless they want to be helped!

1124 days ago
69.

ticastic    

I don't get it? How can it be "defamation" if its true? She was 'locked' up. It is also true that 'locked' up can mean she is holding down her own....

I smell LiLo needing some cashhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

1124 days ago
70.

jack-55d79    

Here's the actual song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPo5wWmKEaI

It has got 112,104,945 views - let's be conservative and say 50% of those views were from fans. So this lawsuit has potentially alienated up to 50 million people already, assuming they've heard about it. I'm not a huge fan of his (I don't particularly dislike it, just rap-wise I like Zion I and Panacea presently), but suing a popular song strikes me as dumb all by itself (aside from the other blatant stupidities). It instantly makes this newsworthy and not just newsworthy but newsworthy in key demographics.

1124 days ago
71.

janet    

Who isn't Lohan sueing for money. It's a compliment and you know it.

1124 days ago
72.

Martha Lopez    

What i dont understand is this...she NEVER EVER takes responsibility for HER OWN ACTIONS (stealing, stalking, probation violation) and yet she blames Pit for traumatizing her - GIVE ME A BLEEPING BREAK! Sue your dad and mom then!! You idiotic, trouble making, unappreciative, unprofessional EFFIN BRAT!!!

And Pit PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT TAKE HER TO ANY AWARDS CEREMONY! Why would you want to be affiliated with a NON-FACTOR!!!

1124 days ago
73.

tg    

Unfortunately - he should have realized - Lindsay is a desperate person. She probably can use any proceeds she can get her hands on. Isn't she the one who stole a necklace? Yes, she is. She just wants to get paid.

1124 days ago
74.

bagladey    

Lilo can't win this court case so why is Pitbull trying to make nice with that hasbeen loser? His guest at the VMAs?Why does he want to associate with her? Forget that loser.

1124 days ago
75.

Caleigh    

Love me a Pitbull in a suit!!!

1124 days ago
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