Pitbull Performs in Tiny Alaska Town, Visits Walmart After Online "Exile" Effort Goes Viral

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Pitbull may call himself Mr. Worldwide, but he probably never imagined in a million years that he'd set foot in this remote corner of the planet.

The rapper met with residents at a Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska (pop. 6,310) as part of his new promotional campaign with the big-box retailer.

Earlier this summer, he had agreed to appear at the U.S. Walmart with the most "likes" on Facebook ... which spawned a viral effort to "exile" him.

Upon hearing of the contest, Boston Phoenix writer David Thorpe started a Twitter campaign to get Pitbull as far away from the mainstream as possible.

It worked. Fortunately, he was a good sport and obliged.

Pitbull in Alaska

"Thank U Kodiak ... I am honored, truly," Pitbull Tweeted Monday along with a photo of him posing with the town's youngest resident (above).

The "Give Me Everything" rapper performed at the local Coast Guard base and posed for photos with fans, unwitting winners in this odd twist.

Pit even invited Thorpe to join him in Kodiak, which he did. "Pitbull just shouted me out in front of like... HUNDREDS of people," the writer tweeted.

"'Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.' Sun-tzu ;)" Pit tweeted playfully in response, proving he can very much take a joke.

Walmart, meanwhile, made sure Pitbull left with some Grade A Kodiak swag - free bear repellant and bells to scare them off in the wilderness.

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