Pitbull heads north to Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska

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FILE - This April 25, 2012 file photo shows Miami rapper Pitbull during an interview in Miami. It's official. Pitbull will be coming to Alaska. Over the last few weeks, Walmart has been running a marketing contest on its Facebook page. The store that got the most "likes" wins a personal appearance from Pitbull, aka Miami rapper Armando Christian Perez. A writer for The Boston Phoenix newspaper thought it'd be funny to send Pitbull to the most remote Walmart possible, and encouraged people to pick the Walmart in Kodiak _ which wound up with more than 70,000 “likes.” (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
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FILE - This April 25, 2012 file photo shows Miami rapper Pitbull during an interview in Miami. It's official. …

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Miami rapper Pitbull is coming to Alaska.

Over the last few weeks, Walmart has been running a marketing contest on its Facebook page. The store that gets the most "likes" wins a personal appearance from Pitbull, aka Armando Christian Perez.

A writer for The Boston Phoenix newspaper thought it'd be funny to send Pitbull to the most remote Walmart possible, and encouraged people to "like" the Walmart in Kodiak. It worked, with the store getting more than 70,000 "likes."

Walmart says details of Pitbull's visit are still being worked out, but it will happen at month's end.

During the contest, Pitbull tweeted: "I hear there's bear repellant at Kodiak, Alaska (at)walmartspecials."

A Walmart spokeswoman says the Kodiak employees will have bear repellent ready for his visit.

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