Talk about international love! Cuban-American rapper Pitbull has come to the aide of individuals affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Miami-born performer, 36, sent his private plane to Puerto Rico to evacuate cancer patients in need of treatment.
VIEW GALLERY The performer sent his private plane to Puerto Rico to save cancer patients Photo: Dipasupil/Getty Images
Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González took to Twitter on Tuesday to praise Pitbull’s heroic act, writing, “Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo.” The musician — who is known for his hits like Timber, Don’t Stop the Party and I know You Want Me — addressed his good deed in statement to the New York Daily News saying, “Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part.”
Pitbull is also a part of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s newly-announced humanitarian relief initiative, “Somos Una Voz” (We Are One Voice). Alex Rodriguez’s girlfriend teamed up with her ex-husband for the alliance, which consists of entertainment and sports figures whose social media followers collectively amount to over one billion.
RESS RELEASE: Miami, FL- September 27, 2017 – Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez announce the creation of “SOMOS UNA VOZ” (We Are One Voice), a humanitarian relief initiative and alliance of some of the most relevant figures in the worlds of entertainment, sports and the arts. With over 1 billion social media followers to help raise awareness of, and donations for those in need, the “SOMOS UNA VOZ” alliance is working together to rush food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to those in need. Alliance members include ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ, ALEJANDRO SANZ, ALEX RODRIGUEZ, ALEX SENSATION, BRUNO MARS, CAMILA, CHAYANNE, DADDY YANKEE, ED SHEERAN, EDWARD NORTON, ENRIQUE SANTOS, FAT JOE, FONSECA, GENTE DE ZONA, J BALVIN, JADA PINKETT SMITH, JESSY &JOY, JIMMY SMITS, JOHN LEGUIZAMO, JUAN LUIS GUERRA, KANY GARCIA, LIN MANUEL MIRANDA, LUIS FONSI, MALUMA, MAGIC!, MARIO DOMM, MOTIFF, NACHO, NARCISO RODRIGUEZ, NICKY JAM, PAUL SIMON, PITBULL, PRINCE ROYCE, RICKY MARTIN, ROMEO SANTOS, VIN DIESEL AND YANDEL To learn more and donate to the GoFundMe “SOMOS UNA VOZ” campaign, visit: somosunavoz.com Funds will be distributed among the following groups: American Red Cross, Reach Out Worldwide, United Way, United for #PuertoRico , with more beneficiaries to come. ABOUT SOMOS UNA VOZ: “SOMOS UNA VOZ” (We Are One Voice) is an alliance of artists working together to rush food, shelter, medicine, power, and communications to areas affected by recent natural disasters.
The initiative aims to raise awareness and donations for those in need, in addition to rushing food, shelter, medicine, power and communication to them. Members of the alliance include A-Rod, Bruno Mars, Daddy Yankee, Ed Sheeran, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin, Prince Royce, Paul Simon, J. Balvin, Vin Diesel and more.