By Kevin Rutherford
Pitbull is the undisputed king of parties in pop music, so it’s altogether fitting he’d throw a big ol’ blowout for the FIFA World Cup in his new video.
The clip for “We Are One (Ole Ola),” which premiered today (May 16), finds the Miami rapper living up to his nickname of Mr. Worldwide by dancing in front of a flurry of nation’s flags, all representing the same thing: soccer’s ability to unite countries through the upcoming World Cup.
Footage from actual soccer games is spliced into Pitbull’s enthusiastic support of the game and of unity. “It’s your world, my world, our world today,” he rhymes, “and we invite the whole world (whole world) to play.” Colorful green-and-yellow flags signifying Brazil, the host country of this year’s tournament, can be found waving vigorously in the background.
Jennifer Lopez pops up on the song’s audio, and the video is no different. The singer sways alongside Pitbull in many shots before contributing her own verse, which includes a small amount of Spanish in addition to the song’s mostly English lyrics.
There’s also an all-Brazilian Portuguese verse from Claudia Leitte, one of the country’s premier pop singers.
“We Are One (Ole Ola)” shows up on the One Love, One Rhythm compilation album that came out last week and features songs from Shakira, Ricky Martin and more.
The FIFA World Cup will be held starting June 12 in Brazil, with a scheduled end date of July 13.