Pitbull heading north to Walmart in Kodiak

July 19, 2012, Thursday/ 17:19:00

It's not exactly “International Love,” but Miami rap star Pitbull is about to bring his act to a nonetheless far-flung site -- Kodiak, Alaska.

The unlikely tour stop announced Tuesday will mark the first time the chart-topper will visit the state known as The Last Frontier, and it comes as a result of a marketing deal and perhaps a little mischief. Pitbull, aka Armando Christian Perez, in a promotion with Walmart and Sheets Energy Strips, agreed to visit whichever Walmart got the most “likes” on its Facebook page. David Thorpe, a writer for The Boston Phoenix, thought it would be funny to exile the “Give Me Everything” rapper to the most remote Walmart possible, and encouraged people to “like” the Walmart in Kodiak. The store in a city with a population of about 6,100 wound up with more than 70,000 “likes.”

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