“I think the (Trump) campaign is a joke to be honest with you,” the Cuban-American rapper said while being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
“I think that it’s unfortunate the way we’re being viewed around the world due to some people’s approaches,” he added.
His comments came following a recent Vanity Fair article in which the music star talked about a previous meeting with Trump.
“I like to sit down with people and see what they’ve got going on, and if there’s anybody that’s fallen down and got back up... with all the bankruptcies he’s been through—well, you have to respect certain things about him,” he was quoted as saying.
Some readers took that to mean Pitbull might be backing Trump ― despite the rapper previously saying he wouldn’t be able to stay at the businessman’s hotels following his incendiary comments about Mexican immigrants.
But on Friday the 35-year-old, real name Armando Christian Pérez, further made it crystal clear that he won’t be endorsing The Donald for office. “Am I supporting Donald Trump?” he said. “No, I am not supporting Donald Trump. You all know this already very well.”
Watch the full Pitbull interview here:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.