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Pitbull May Appear on 'Glee'

Rapper had expressed interest in being featured on the show

December 8, 2011 1:45 PM ET
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Pitbull performs during the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
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Pitbull may be set to appear on an upcoming episode of Glee. Entertainment Weekly reports that the show's producers are considering the singer-rapper for the role of big brother to Santana (Naya Rivera). Gloria Estefan has already been cast as the character's mother.

In a video interview recorded at Rolling Stone earlier this year, Pitbull expressed his hope that his songs would be featured on Glee. "It's an amazing movement," he said of the show and its soundtrack releases. "Have they approached me? No. Will it happen? Absolutely."

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