Blake Shelton says he was in cohorts with Pitbull for a musical collaboration.
Blake Shelton isn’t afraid to speak his mind and drop a few colorful words along the way. The shotgun and whisky flask lover never holds back on Twitter, where his witty and headstrong personality always comes through.
However, in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, the country singer recounted a time in which rejected an opportunity to work with Pitbull.
“I got real close to doing a song with Pitbull one time,” Shelton told Seacrest. “There’s just something about me being like a middle America country artist saying the word motherf–ker over and over again. It was like, ‘Man, I just don’t know if that’s going to go over with my soccer moms.’ So I opted not to, but I was honored.”
Country music runs rampant with collaborations from the Hip Hop/Rap/R&B realm, so it’s no surprise that the opportunity arose. Nelly collaborated with Tim McGraw and also reincarnated Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” with a hip-hop remix.
We may never get to hear Pitbull spit rhymes on a Blake Shelton record, but country music will never be a stranger to new genres, ideas, and collaboration.