Rapper Pitbull may head to Alaska

Rapper Pitbull, aka Armando Christian Perez. (PHOTO ap)

July 08, 2012, Sunday/ 11:31:00

Miami rapper Pitbull might soon be chilling out in Alaska. In a marketing deal, Walmart will send Pitbull, aka Armando Christian Perez, to the store that gets the most “likes” on its Facebook page.

Right now, the leading candidate is Kodiak, Alaska. And there might be a reason. A writer for The Boston Phoenix newspaper thought it’d be funny to send Pitbull to the most remote Walmart possible, and is encouraging people to “like” the Walmart in Kodiak. It seems to be working. The Kodiak Walmart had more than 35,000 “likes” Monday, more than five times the town’s population. Kodiak has a significant lead in the contest to land Pitbull, but actual numbers weren’t immediately available, Walmart spokeswoman Sarah Spencer said.

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