Cuban-American rapper Pitbull has responded to actress Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit nearly a week later.

Pitbull, who name check Lohan in his hit single “Give Me Everything,” said the lawsuit took him by surprise.

“I was very surprised to me when I found out about the lawsuit,” Pitbull said. “It was very ironic.” Pitbull, 30, said he’s supported Lohan’s career and wasn’t meaning to disparage her name in the context of the song, as “everything about this record is so positive.”

Pitbull explain that when he said she’s “got it locked up,” it means she runs every aspect of her life. He pointed out how, despite her issues, she’s stayed popular throughout, noting the song helped keep her “relevant” with its’ non-stop airplay internationally.

Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez, is being sued by Lohan for damages.