Marco Rubio is switching up his political discourse and debating over music for his recent GQ cover story. The Republican Florida Senator is known as a hip-hop lover, but apparently that doesn’t include Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop The Party” type of anthems.
While he cited Public Enemy, Tupac, and Eminem as some of his favorite emcees, Marco admitted that he wasn’t a fan of his hometown Mr. 305 rapper.
"His songs are all party songs. There's no message for him, compared to like an Eminem. But look, there's always been a role for that in American music," he reportedly said.
The 41-year-old politician, who has been rumored to be a potential 2016 presidential candidate, tweeted, “Pitbull makes party music not message music. Always been place for that in #hiphop. As he gets older he will have more 2 say about life.”
The post was later deleted and he clarified on his profile, “Story about me not liking @Pitbull music flat wrong. Have much respect 4 & proud he comes from #305. Read chapter 1 of my book #AnAmericanSon.”
Perfect timing since Pitbull’s album Global Warming drops today! We all know the saying any press is good press. The Cuban star has not commented on the politician's thoughts just yet.
What do you think about Marco’s comments?