Pitbull is thinking about how history will judge him.
And history is going to love him, he reckons:
The 31-year-old rapper - whose real name is Armando Pirez - wouldn't be a fan of his own work if he were younger, but thinks his true ''brilliance'' will be appreciated in years to come.This is a bit confusing - if he was younger, and making the same work, he'd hate it? Can you explain, Mr. Bull?
He said: ''If I was younger, I'd think it was some bulls**t. The music isn't brilliant."I'm older than you, and I think it's some bullshit.
But, yes, we can agree that your music isn't brilliant. We might argue a bit over if it's actually music. Do go on.
''People don't understand brilliance until after the fact - which happens with all artists, whether that's Picasso, Michelangelo, Van Gogh.''Let's just set aside the lofty company into which Pitbull is elbowing his way - he's less a Picasso than the bloke who draws willies on the toilet wall in a market town Wetherspoons - and just consider that claim.
Picasso was being enthusiastically collected on both sides of the Atlantic by 1905. During his lifetime, Michaelangelo was considered the greatest living artist - you don't get the Sistine Chapel gig if you're thought a bit edgy and only liked by the hipsters. Van Gogh did fail to breakthrough during his lifetime, so that's one out of three.