Antonio Brown, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver, thought the random bald guy in South Beach was the owner of the Grammy-winning NASCAR team.
And it wasn’t until April Fools’ Day.
Miami-based social media user Lefty videotaped him walking around South Beach wearing fake sunglasses and a hem during spring break, tricking strangers into believing he was the Grammy-winning artist Pitbull in the process.
One of the “outsiders” who caught the prank was former Tampa Bay Pirates wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Here’s what Brown had to say to Lefty, who somehow managed to keep his face straight through it all.
“I fuck with your music. Good to see you. You got my respect.”
Brown proceeded to pose for pictures with a Pitbull look-a-like. take a look.
The owner of the NASCAR Cup Series team – yes, the actual Pitbull – later watched the footage and was very entertaining.
Pitbull joined forces with former driver Justin Marks ahead of the 2021 season to become the co-owner of the all-new Trackhouse Racing team.
Daniel Suarez joined the team as a driver for the 99th Chevrolet in their first season. Spire Motorsports leased a charter to operate the car for Suarez full time. He finished 25th in the championship standings with 4th in the dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Ahead of the 2022 season, the team acquired the two-car organization Chip Ganassi Racing, and gave them two charades of their own. They kept Suarez in the #99 Chevrolet, and signed Ross Chastain, who drove the #42 Chevrolet to the Chip Janassi race, to drive the #1 Chevrolet.
Just days after the fake Pitbull video, the real Pitbull claimed his first win as a NASCAR team owner, with Chastain claiming his first race win last Sunday at Circuit of the Americas after a thrilling last-lap duel with Kaulig Racing’s AJ Allmendinger.
Chastain is fifth in the points standings after the first six races of the season, having finished four consecutive races out of the top three. Suarez occupies a respectable 15th place with a two-time 4th place finish.
Brown, who signed with the Buccaneers during the 2020 NFL season before they went on to win Super Bowl LV, was cut by the team last January after collapsing in the third quarter in their game against the New York Jets, leading to a controversial situation that has not really been resolved.