Pitbull really is Mr. Worldwide. The Cuban rapper recently collaborated with Bollywood actress turned pop singer Priyanka Chopra on her sophomore single “Exotic” that is quickly racking up views on Youtube.
The sultry fusion dance track brought Mumbai to Pit’s stomping ground in Miami where, the video was filmed. Chopra, a global star, stopped through MTV News to dish on her on-set experience with the rapper and burgeoning music career.
Having already collaborated with the likes of will.i.am on her debut single,”In the City,” Chopra says, “we wanted a rapper for this song and it sounded very ’Pitbull-esque.’ The courting process was undertaken by her album’s executive producer and hitmaker RedOne. who reached out to Pitbull to drop a verse.
“Actually he was exactly what I expected him to be,” the singer revealed. “He was his all-Cuban, Latin self and he was fun and he was all ’darling’ and I mean he was just really, really nice.”
While the “Exotic” video features Chopra in all her glory, the former Miss World learned Pitbull likes them plentiful. “That’s how you know it’s Pitbull, okay. He has to be around a lot of beautiful women.”
“He’s been super supportive of the song,” Chopra says as she makes her new rounds in North America. Besides the aforementioned, Chopra has formed quite a team en route to global takeover, including Interscope mogul Jimmy Iovine and renowned music manager Troy Carter of Atom Factory, also known for managing Lady Gaga.
With the success of “Exotic,” Chopra is keeping tight-lipped on her next single, revealing only that it will drop towards the end of the year and be “percussion-heavy.”
As for the album (which will also feature collabos with Timbaland and Zedd), Chopra says, “It’s gonna have fun songs and at the same time and because I’m an artist, you know, I need to make angst-ridden, driven songs and so I have a few of those too.”