Pitbull Pitbull's real name, Armando Cristian Perez, doesn't have quite the same flair. The Miami native says he chose the breed of dog because "they bite to lock. The dog is too stupid to lose. And they're outlawed in Dade County. They're basically everything that I am. It's been a constant fight." The rapper will be performing again at this year's Bud Light Hotel Super Bowl party.