There’s no denying Pitbull is the collaboration king… And, now he’s got the award to prove it.
The 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar picked up the award for Best Collaboration at the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles Thursday night.
Pitbull earned the award for “Timber,” his chart-topping collaboration with Ke$ha, at the fan-voted ceremony.
But he didn’t just pick up an award… Pitbull was also one of the night’s performers.
After opening the NBC broadcast, Pitbull took a jab at Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was suspended for life by the NBA this week for making racing comments.
“Now everyone that’s here is a who’s who, a what’s what, the anybody’s of all anybody’s, except, of course, for Donald Sterling,” Mr. Worldwide said. “You can take a picture with whoever you want tonight, even Magic Johnson.”
Other performers included Shakira, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Blake Shelton, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Luke Bryan.
Here’s a complete list of winners:
Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year “Pour It Up,” Rihanna
Best Collaboration “Timber,” Pitbull feat. Kesha
Best New Artist Lorde
Best Lyrics “Wrecking Ball,” Miley Cyrus
Best Fan Army Rihanna Navy
iHeartRadio Young Influencer Award Ariana Grande
iHeartRadio Instagram Award Austin Mahone’s Mahomies
Alt Rock Song of the Year “Demons,” Imagine Dragons
Song of the Year “Stay,” Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
Country Song of the Year “Boys ‘Round Here,” Blake Shelton
EDM Song of the Year “Wake Me Up,” Avicii
iHeartRadio Innovator Award Pharrell Williams
Artist of the Year Rihanna