Cuban American rapper Pitbull is set to open iLov 305 restaurant in Ocean Drive, Miami. Mr. Worldwide is reported to be "actively involved" in the new venture. Photo: Getty Images

Miami native and global sensation, Pitbull, is reported to be "actively involved" in a new culinary venture. According to The Real Deal, Mr. Worldwide has signed a lease with the Nakash family, owners of luxury properties such as the Versace mansion, to open a restaurant called iLov 305 in the former Bon Air Hotel at 1060 Ocean Drive.

Alfredo Gonzalez, Nakash attorney, revealed that the new restaurant will be one of a kind; it will feature a cocktail lounge, a seating area and a daiquiri bar. The new restaurant, along with the kitchen, would also extend down to the basement level. “It will be a full service restaurant and bar,” Gonzalez said. “This project will be activating the corner of 10th Street and Ocean, which has been very quiet.”

This isn’t Pitbull’s first venture into the restaurant world. He’s an investor in the Miami Grill franchise and also owns a restaurant in the Dominican Republic called 305Sinco. Pitbull will join Emilio and Gloria Estefan as the only celebrity restaurant owners on Ocean Drive.

Pitbull, went from Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, and is currently touring with Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias. Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live! ongoing concert tour was set to end on November 22, 2017, but new dates were added.

The 36-year-old star, career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and over 60 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has had #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have over 5 billion views, and his social reach matches audiences of some television networks around the world.

Pitbull’s latest album, Global Warming: Meltdown features the massive hit singles “Feel This Moment” with Christina Aguilera, “Don’t Stop The Party,” “Back In Time” from the action-comedy Men in Black 3, along with his second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart “Timber” featuring Ke$ha. Pitbull’s world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe, and the Far East.

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