Celebrity rapper Pitbull revealed his soft side when he shared a photo of a disabled war veteran on his Instagram account and thanked all “heroes” for their service.
The 34-year-old posted an image of himself with Brian Kolfage and Kolfage’s wife Ashley Goetz on Sunday. Kolfage lost his right arm and both legs while stationed in Iraq in 2004.
The rapper captioned the photo, [email protected]_kolfage to the real heroes that allow us to enjoy freedom in the country thank you for risking your lives,” along with the hashtags, “PitBerry305” and “thankyou.”
The post has so far received over 34,000 likes, and fans expressed their love in their comments:
“Thank you for our freedom to all of our Heroes of The United States soldiers and Veterans [sic],” and, “You nailed this angel. #ThankYou!”
Pitbull has been in the news recently when it was confirmed that he will be returning to host Fox’s New Year’s Revolution on New Year’s Eve. In addition to hosting the show, he will be performing for viewers. And while the show is set to run from 8 p.m. EST to 12:30 a.m., other performers are yet to be announced. Last year, guests included Enrique Iglesias, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, The Band Perry and Fifth Harmony.
In an emotional interview last month, Pitbull, born Armando Christian Perez, again showed his softer side, revealing that his mother’s no-nonsense attitude was much needed during his troubled youth. At the young age of 17 when Pitbull was a drug dealer in Miami, his mother told him “I don’t want to see you until you figure out what you’re going to do.” If it wasn’t for this savvy advice, Pitbull admits, the world probably would have never heard of him.
Pitbull, Instagram post, November 2, 2015.
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