Pitbull Files Countersuit Against Lindsay Lohan
Pitbull must have sung 'Give Me Everything' to his lawyers, because they've been hard at work lately. Following Lindsay Lohan's latest jail stint, Mr. 305 filed a countersuit against her original defamation suit from August. The reasoning? Everything he sang was true!
WENN reports that Pitbull's countersuit claims Lohan is responsible for her own poor reputation (her highly publicized probation violations really are her own fault). The suit also points out a technicality that can hurt the already oft-troubled starlet. Lohan's original suit was filed in New York, but Pitbull's attorneys claim Lohan is a resident of California -- which would render her lawsuit invalid.
Lohan filed her original lawsuit against the 'International Love' rapper this summer, claiming his song 'Give Me Everything' was defamatory. The track included the new infamous lyric, "“Hustlers move in silence, so I’m tiptoein’ to keep flowin’ / I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.”
Pitbull initially downplayed the dig at the sometimes-actress, telling press, "Everything that has to do with this record is so positive. If you see the way I start off the record, I say, ‘I took my life from negative to positive, I just want ya’ll to know that.’ When I mentioned Lindsay Lohan in the record, it was really a positive message … When I say ‘I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan,’ I’m basically saying she runs her world. I’m trying to run mine the same way she does, because however she moves, whatever she does, people talk about it. To me, it was more uplifting. I was helping more than hurting, I was hoping."
While Pitbull surely wasn't fooling anyone with his backpedaling, we can't say Lohan hasn't earned her reputation on her own. As a public figure, her issues are public knowledge -- so she shouldn't be so quick to persecute Pit for pointing out her problems, especially when no one was rushing to hire her before the song was even released. Here's hoping her jail time inspired her to take a page from Pitbull's book and turn a negative into a positive.