Rap star Pitbull celebrated patriotism throughout a live performance, and slammed critics of the United States for not appreciating the nation. 

“To whoever the f— doesn’t like the United States of America, may God bless you, but f— you at the same time,” the rap star, who’s first technology Cuban-American, stated on a live performance stage in a video making the rounds on social media. 

“If you don’t like the United States of America, go back to the countries that we the f— from, and you’ll see how much you appreciate the United States of America,” Pitbull, born Armando Christian Pérez, continued. 

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It is unclear when the live performance was held, however was posted to Twitter final week and follows related situations of the rapper declaring his love and appreciation for the U.S.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 30: Pitbull performs in concert in the Etess Arena for the grand opening at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on June 30, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – JUNE 30: Pitbull performs in live performance within the Etess Arena for the grand opening at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on June 30, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
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His mom got here to the nation from Cuba by means of Operation Peter Pan, which ran from 1960-1962, whereas his father made it to the U.S. by means of a visa lottery. Pitbull has credited his household’s immigration to the U.S. from communist Cuba for his work ethic and success. 

“They knew what this country had to offer is that you could control your own destiny,” he said in 2015 of his household. “You had opportunity. And you had the number one thing which was and which is freedom.”

Patriotism has come below fireplace within the U.S. in current months. The notion of the American flag as a divisive image has unfold into mainstream tradition, whereas varied movies on school campuses present college students struggling to say whether or not they’re “proud” to be American and even saying the U.S. Constitution ought to be abolished.