Blake Shelton Reveals Why He Turned Down a Collaboration With Pitbull
Shelton knows his fan base, and he's fully aware of them when he makes decisions on who to work with. The singer says that his big reason for choosing not to work with the rapper was because he felt Pitbull's language was too profane.
“I got real close to doing a song with Pitbull one time,” Shelton tells "On Air With Ryan Seacrest." “There’s just something about me being, like, a middle America country artist saying the word 'motherf--ker over and over again. It was like, ‘Man, I just don’t know if that’s going to go over with my soccer moms.’ So I opted not to, but I was honored.”
“We had that moment that was like, ‘Man, did you think this show was going to last that long?'” he says. “Of course, we’re doing two seasons a year. [American Idol] is smart. You guys do one season a year, and you’re able to have a life. We don’t have that luxury over here … You try something like [The Voice], it seems like a crazy idea, and the next thing you know is, it becomes the biggest thing in your life.”
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