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Pitbull keeps Alaska Walmart gig promise - pictures

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Pitbull has fulfilled his promise to play a show at a Walmart store in Alaska.

The rapper joined forces with the supermarket chain and energy supplement Sheets, which set up a competition for him to visit the branch of Walmart with the most votes from Facebook users.

Pitbull visits the most remote Walmart in the United States, July 2012

© Twitter / @Pitbull



Pitbull posted a photograph of himself on stage to Twitter, along with the message "Thank U (sic) Kodiak... I am honoured, truly."

The musician also posed for photographs at the local coastguard station and performed a short set.

The AP reports that Pitbull was also presented with a Walmart care package including bear repellant and bear bells, as he had taken an interest in the shop's bear protection kits.

The competition was hijacked following an online campaign to "exile" Pitbull to the most remote branch of Walmart in America, and Pitbull obliged when Kodiak, Alaska attracted the most votes.

71,000 people voted for him to visit the town - over ten times the population of Kodiak, which has just 6,130 inhabitants.

Pitbull poses for a photograph at Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska

© Twitter / @WalmartNewsroom

Pitbull is presented with a Walmart care package during a personal appearance in Kodiak, Alaska

© Twitter / @WalmartNewsroom



Writer David Thorpe, who instigated the campaign, also took up Pitbull's offer to join him in Kodiak, speaking to local media and posting photographs on his own Twitter page.

"Pitbull is mad classy. He's enjoying the hell out of this event," he wrote. "All the PR people are super stressed out, but he's just Kodiak chillin."

Thorpe added that Pitbull was presented with a key to the city by Kodiak's mayor during Monday's (July 30) festivities.

Watch Pitbull performing 'Mr Worldwide' and 'Hey Baby' at a show in Brazil below:

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