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Pitbull launching New Year's Eve show in Florida

6/17/2014
Pitbull launching New Year's Eve show in Florida © AP / Pitbull Pitbull launching New Year's Eve show in Florida

WENN

Rapper Pitbull has created a televised New Year's Eve show in Miami to compete with the traditional New York broadcast.

The "Timber" hitmaker signed a deal with production company Endemol North America in January to create and produce original TV content; the New Year's Eve event is their first announced collaboration.

The televised broadcast, to air on the FOX network, will be named "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" and producers hope the event will become an annual tradition, to compete with the traditional Times Square live show which has aired on rival network ABC since 1974.

The rapper, real name Armando Christian Perez, will be joined onstage by musicians and DJs for the live broadcast.

He says, "The world needs to get ready to un-mute New Year's Eve, because we are taking the party from the Big Apple to the Pineapple. New Year's Eve is officially in Miami and hosted by yours truly, Mr. Worldwide. P.S. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but whatever happens in Miami never happened."

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