Pop Star Pitbull Calls on Jeff Bezos to Provide Aid to Cuban People: ‘Wake Up Because This Is About Freedom and Human Rights’

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Cuban-American rap mega star Pitbull is calling on wealthy American business leaders, particularly Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, to provide aid to the Cuban people, thousands of whom have taken to the streets of the island nation in recent days to protest the lack of basic human necessities and to call for the end of six decades of Communist rule.

Pitbull posted an Instagram video in which he made an impassioned plea for help.

“This is a message to the world. We need to stand up, step up, but if you don’t understand what’s going on, then you need to wake the fuck up,” he said. “Not only is this a Cuba event, a Cuba thing, this is a world event. This isn’t about politics, this is about saving lives. This is about unity, not division. And bottom line is this is about taking action.”

Pitbull — whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez — expressed his frustration with “not being to help my own people,” adding that business leaders are in a better position provide aid to Cubans.

“All world allies get together to help. Global businesses get together to help,” he said. “People that we’re so proud of people such as Jeff Bezos — Cuban-American — graduated from a high school in Miami, built one of the biggest companies in the world, the richest man in the world. He’s somebody that can get involved and really help us.”

Bezos’ stepfather, Miguel Bezos, was a Cuban immigrant who adopted the young Bezos at the age of four.

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