Pitbull responds to use of his hit song in ‘Bridgerton’ sex scene
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Pitbull responds to use of his hit song in 'Bridgerton' sex scene

‘Mr. Worldwide’ himself, the American rapper and singer Pitbull, has shared his thoughts on one of his biggest hits being used during a steamy sex scene during an episode in the latest season of Shondaland’s hit Netflix drama, Bridgerton

While the romantic show stars many notable names, the third season concentrates heavily on Derry Girls actor Nicola Coughlan’s Penelope Featherington. Famously, the character was also revealed to be the author Lady Whistledown in the explosive finale of the inaugural season. 

In the latest instalment, we follow Penelope as she explores the marriage market, undergoes a makeover and delves into her feelings for her friend, Colin Bridgerton. Things come to a head at the end of episode four, when he admits his feelings for her after interrupting her dance with a suitor. In a dramatic sequence, he chases down her carriage, with both then engaging in some heated romantic conduct in it, soundtracked by an instrumental version of Pitbull’s 2011 hit ‘Give Me Everything’.

Notably, a crucial part of Bridgerton‘s world is that it uses string renditions of hit pop songs, with classic efforts by the likes of Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift all appearing amid the drama. 

Pitbull has now given his blessing for the instrumental of his hit song – originally featuring Afrojack, Ne-Yo, and Nayer – being used in the scene. “This again shows the world how music is the international language that transcends over boundaries more so how a hit song can remain timeless,” Pitbull wrote on Instagram.

Sharing a clip of the steamy scene and tagging the original cast of the track, he wrote: Thank you @bridgertonnetflix and @netflix for the opportunity, Dale!” The official Bridgerton account wrote in the comments section: “This author would most certainly agree with Lord Worldwide… Music speaks when words cannot.”

In other Bridgerton news, Coughlan recently discussed her time on the show’s third season. The Irish star recalled her first costume fitting for the series as she readied herself to be the lead role, expressing gratitude to everyone involved for being able to “shine”.

Her wardrobe reflects her character’s personal development, which has evolved from brown and colourful dresses to more elegant, tasteful numbers. “I got teary-eyed,” Coughlan told the New York Times. It felt like a Pretty Woman moment. They were finally going to let me shine.” 

“For the first two seasons, the objective, in the nicest way, was not meant to make me look nice,” she continued, “A lot of the Featherington aesthetic was a ‘more is more’ approach.”