Pitbull accused TVT Records of not properly promoting his latest release, The Boatlift, as he encourages fans to "download" or "burn it" instead of buying the album in stores.
"When I tell y’all [not to buy my record], it’s not because I don’t want you to support me," the rapper said in an interview on Latina.com. "It’s because I don’t want you to support what this man [TVT President Steve Gottlieb] is doing to an artist that everybody knows is humble, a hustler and a grinder."
"My problem is with the president, and he knows that," said Pitbull. "When you don’t clear me for a DJ Khaled album, when you don’t clear me for a Janet Jackson record, hardly cleared me so I had to fight tooth and nail to get on the Gloria Estefan record…I bust my ass for [TVT].
"I’m out here working like a slave, doing things that other artists don’t even know how to do," the rapper continued. "A label’s there to further and promote your career, but it feels like they just keep holding me back."