Pitbull is awarded the keys to SLAM Miami during a school pep rally on Jan. 16. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Lots of people took an interest in the unusual story of pop artist Pitbull (Armando Christian Perez) and the sports-focused school he’s backing in Miami. Sports Leadership and Management is a middle and high school that focuses daily lessons, and special electives, on sports broadcasting, management and medicine. When the story first hit the Post’s Web site Friday afternoon, it quickly caught the attention of the story subject, who set off a Twitter tizzy with this: