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Pitbull and Sofia Vergara Shut DOWN the 2016 Grammy Awards

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Miami SHUT IT DOWN at the 2016 Grammy Awards! We mean, most of the performances were great, but Pitbull ended the show with a knockout performance accompanied by Robin Thicke on the vocals, Aerosmith's Joe Perry on the guitar, and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker on the drums.

More importantly, Sofia Vergara took to the stage in a metallic fringe mini dress, showing us that yes, you can shake it like that at 43 and still make Princess Leia buns look good. (Ok, maybe that's just Sofia?)

The Ambassador of Florida started off his performance with "Taxi," a track off of Pitbull's Spanish language album Dale! The track features Cuban rapper Osmani Garcia and is set over Chaka Demus & Pliers's 1993 hit, "Murder She Wrote."

The song talks about a girl who stops Pitbull's taxi on the way to the club. Then Pitbull goes on to explain, "Sofia Vergara, me paraste el taxi." Translation: "Sofia Vergara, you stopped my taxi." Heck, if Sofia Vergara were standing on the side of the street, we'd probably ask our taxi driver to stop too.

Then Pitbull, who won a Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album in a tie, brought on his trio of powerhouse collaborators to perform "Bad Man," his latest single, which saw an unlikely group of musicians come on stage for a performance that was actually, well, brilliant.