The unlikely bromance between the slick pop star and the American rapper Pitbull goes far beyond business. The friendly duo has collaborated together on tracks like Messin’ Around and I Like It.
Their shoulders have rubbed together on stage often. So it comes as no surprise that they’re big pals off stage. The two admit to being good friends. They hang out in their city of Miami whenever possible. Iglesias says there is a degree of honesty between them that’s needed for making fresh music.
All Too Eager Fans
Enrique Iglesias, the object of many fans’ desires, surely has to be used to being swamped by adoring crowds. However, one fan took it a little too far when she forced a smooch on the Spanish idol during a show in Kyiv.
What started out as an innocent selfie request quickly devolved into a very unwelcome snog. We’re sure that his long-term girlfriend, Anna Kournikova, wasn't too happy when the images surfaced!
Once Upon an Enrique
With such a busy music schedule, you’d think that Enrique Iglesias would have no time to branch out into other creative areas. But, in 2003, the red hot crooner set aside the microphone for a moment to flex his acting chops on the silver screen.
Iglesias played alongside superstars Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Johnny Depp in "Once Upon a Time in Mexico." But this wasn’t the star’s first crack at acting; back in 1995, the baby-faced Enrique played a renegade hitman in the neo-western "Desperado."
After a flurry of back-to-back record releases and tours, Iglesias fell off the radar except for some media speculation around his passionate romance with tennis babe Kournikova. For three years, he was silent, but the hunky idol was not completely idle.
Iglesias had been working on something new and fresh. His eighth studio album entitled "Insomniac" was released in 2007. It was a dark and edgy left turn from his usual style, that no one was expecting.
Dazzling in Damascus
In 2007 he poured out his steamy Latin pop for 10,000 adoring fans in Syria and became the first western artist to grace the place in three decades. Iglesias is no stranger to high-conflict areas. Jet setting Iglesias visited Bali shortly after the attacks of 2002.
He cites the Syrian audience as one of the best crowds for which he has ever performed. After seeing the unifying effects of music, the star hopes that other artists will perform in Syria.