Iggy Azalea and headliner, Pitbull gave us their all during the high-energy and visually pleasing “Can’t Stop Us Now” tour on an enjoyable Sunday evening at the Minnesota, State Fair, Grandstand.
Say what you want about Iggy Azalea but she deserves far more credit than just the bad attention that she gets from the tabloids (TMZ) about her failed marriage to Playboi Carti or such negative remarks like “She only stands around and twerks on stage with no real talent”.
Iggy, is indeed a talented and gifted star who along with her dancers did do plenty of shaking their derriere and whipping their hair about. She took a certain command over the sold-out crowd early on with a powerful stage presence while performing several of her well-choreographed dance numbers combined with her impressive and spot-on vocals.
At first, I thought these two were an odd pairing to co-host a tour together but it turned out to be quite the opposite. This tour’s name totally works as the positive energy was infectious and made this concert a fun, party-like atmosphere throughout a night full of successful hits and party anthems by both artists.
Pitbull took the stage a little later than his scheduled time causing the excited crowd to chant his name momentarily. When he finally did take the stage his band blasted right into “Don’t Stop The Party” which immediately brought the crowd to their feet dancing and singing along.
Between songs, he took time to flash his million-dollar smile and at one point said to the crowd “If y’all came to party tonight get your hands in the air”. Many raised their arms and roared with approval as the second song of his set “Hey Baby” (Drop It On The Floor) started.
The third song “Hotel Room Service” is an anthem that for some strange reason a few fans standing adjacent to me claimed was about them. Pitbull climbed up to the top of the steps and knelt down in the middle of what looked like the outside of a hotel at the back of the stage towards the end of the song.
I’ve always acknowledged Pitbull’s success and his many huge/hit songs but I never considered him to be the sex symbol that many of his fans and fellow celebrities claim him to be. But by the third song, I was beginning to understand why the man from Miami, Florida was cool enough to boast so many nicknames. (Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305 to name a few).
Take his GQ style, immeasurable Confidence, and successful brand, pair it with scantly clad, beautiful dancers around him and I guarantee you that no one can or would even try to stop the party. I’ll end this like the Cuban-American rapper ends many of his songs using his semi-official slogan word, Dale!