Rapper Pitbull has revealed he was paid $1 million (£800,000) to promote tourism in his home state of Florida after a local politician filed suit to make the contract public.
The Timber hitmaker signed a deal last year (15) to front the state's tourism campaign, but an agreement was made to keep most of the details of his contract, such as its worth and the requirements he had to fulfil, confidential, amid fears trade secrets relating to the star's production company would be exposed.
However, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran objected to the deal and filed a lawsuit against officials at Pitbull's company, PDR Productions, in a Tallahassee court on Tuesday (13Dec16).
He demanded the contract be made public, claiming lawmakers have a right to view how state tax dollars are spent, as the House is currently "investigating (tourism group) Visit Florida's use of public funds".
Instead of having a judge force him to reveal all, Pitbull decided to share the private details himself via Twitter.
According to the paperwork, tweeted out on Thursday (15Dec16), the rapper was required to promote Florida by hosting a televised New Year's Eve celebration and allowing tourism bosses to use his Sexy Beaches video to attract visitors to the state in exchange for the hefty fee. His contract expired this summer (16).
Corcoran has since responded to Pitbull's move, insisting he only took action in a bid to protect taxpayers and "ensure transparency is the rule and not the exception in state government".