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Sexy Beaches? Florida lawmaker in suit over Pitbull contract

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/14/2016 By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A top Florida lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against Pitbull's production company, saying taxpayers have a right to know how much the famous rapper was paid to promote Florida tourism which included a new video for his song "Sexy Beaches."

Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, signed a contract last year with Florida's tourism marketing arm to promote Sunshine State destinations. He splashed it up touting Florida with a new video for his famed 2014 song.

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran filed suit Tuesday against PDR Productions in a Tallahassee court, asking a judge to make the contract public.

Attorneys for Pitbull's his company have previously insisted most contract details — including its total worth— are trade secrets exempt from public records law. They declined comment Tuesday on the suit.

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