Sen. Marco Rubio talks rap music, clarifies position on Pitbull

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) created some buzz with his recent trip to Iowa, igniting speculation that he is prepping for a White House run in 2016. In the midst of the normal media circus surrounding such speculation, the Florida senator also raised eyebrows when he named his favorite rappers — including N.W.A., Tupac, and Eminem — in a  recent interview for GQ magazine.

Sen. Rubio also commented on Miami native hip hop artist Pitbull in what many Twitterers perceived as a snub:

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. There’s always been a party person, but he’s a young guy. You know, maybe as he gets older, he’ll reflect in his music more as time goes on. I mean, he’s not Tupac. He’s not gonna be writing poetry.

Some Tweeters and journalists incorrectly translated that quote into, “I don’t like Pitbull.”

Before the story got completely out of control, Sen. Rubio clarified his position.

Of course, because he is a potential presidential candidate, he could not escape accusations of backtracking and pandering.

It turns out that Rubio has referred to Pitbull as one of his favorite artists.

Now that we settled that, let’s talk about how old the earth is

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    he doesnt like pitbull (which… should not be wrong since everone has different tastes…) he must be racist with the lati-
    ………wait………

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      LOL that was even more fun when I read it out loud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    he doesnt like pitbull (which… should not be wrong since everone has different tastes…) he must be racist with the lati-
    ………wait………

  • Neil Leininger

    Not liking Pitbull is actually a good thing. His “music” is not very good.

  • Toqin

    Is Rubio running for President?
    If so, does he not know that he’s not a Natural Born Citizen from 2 US Citizen parents at the time of his birth? I think it would be great, but let’s stick to what the Constitution states. obama isn’t a Natural Born Citizen and shouldn’t even be in Office. I’m tired of the MSM and liberals and their theory of what the Founders and Framers thought of what Natural Born Citizen is IS. Don’t follow in their footsteps please.