Rubio likes Eminem better than Pitbull, is best friends with Jim DeMint

Sorry, Pitbull. Sen. Marco Rubio prefers the emotion-laden lyrics of Eminem to your “party songs.”

“There’s no message for [Pitbull], compared to like an Eminem,” Rubio said in an interview with men’s magazine GQ.

In the interview, released Monday, the Florida Senator opened up about his musical preferences, including the Detroit rapper.

“The only guy that speaks at any sort of depth is, in my mind, Eminem,” Rubio said. “He’s a guy that does music that talks about the struggles of addiction and before that violence, with growing up in a broken family, not being a good enough father. So, you know that’s what I enjoy about it.”

Rubio admitted it’s difficult to find time to listen to Eminem, “because I have a bunch of kids and you just can’t put it on.” Aside from Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” the Senator’s top rap songs are ”Straight Outta Compton” by N.W.A. and “Killuminati” by Tupac. Rubio said the current state of the rap genre is confusing, with rappers crossing into singing and rap music becoming “indistinguishable” from mainstream pop.

Rubio also revealed his best friend — besides his wife — is Sen. Jim DeMint, the junior senator from South Carolina.

“He’s a great source of wisdom as a person who’s had to make decisions that have made him unpopular in his own party,” Rubio said.

He added that he also respects former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as someone who can accurately analyze a variety of issues.

Rubio’s extensive GQ interview is raising questions about 2016 and whether or not this signals the start of a presidential campaign for the Cuban American. The interview did not directly hit on the next presidential election, but Rubio did comment briefly on his leadership goals.

“I think I’ve been given a unique opportunity to serve during an important time in American history, and I would like to make a contribution,” he said. “I am troubled that sometimes in our political discourse we spend all of our time focused on the challenges of the next century rather than on the opportunities of the new century.”

Even though the 2012 presidential election is not long past, Republicans are already starting to regroup and focus on the next big fight. But for now, Rubio seems content in the moment. It remains to be seen if he’ll stay in that moment.

Comments

Comments

  1. Chris says:

    One of the things troubling me is the fact that Jeb Bush stepped aside for Mitt Romney in this presidential election. We have President George H.W. Bush. We have George W. Bush. We won’t have President Jeb Bush. Bush is the governor of one of the largest states in the Union, Florida. He is well positioned, and the apparatus given to Romney for this election belongs to the Bush family.

Polititainment

WH responds to 'Deport Justin Bieber' petition

Despite the pleas of more than 270,000 Americans to deport Justin Bieber, the White House has chosen not to weigh in on the issue. However, the Obama administration did use a petition calling on the White House to revoke the pop artist's green card to plug President Barack Obama's plan for immigration reform.

Secret Service once threatened Mr. Met's life

Mr. Met sure has a lot of fans in New York. But the larger-than-life mascot definitely doesn't have one in the Secret Service, who threatened to shoot and kill him if he approached President Bill Clinton, according to a firsthand account.

Jill Biden on Joe: "I fell in love with the boys first"

Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden didn't marry Vice President Joe Biden for his sense of humor -- instead, she "fell in love" with his two sons first.

Joe Biden's first Instagram photo

Ladies and gentlemen of this great nation, rejoice! Vice President Joe Biden has joined Instagram -- and his first post is everything you ever dreamed it would be.

Celebrate Tax Day with this ditty

What better way to celebrate curse Tax Day than with a little toe-tapping, finger-snapping ditty that perfectly describes how we all feel about the Internal Revenue Service?

White House

PETA is peeved with Michelle Obama and used little girls to tell her about it

First Lady Michelle Obama has earned the ire of three young girls. But they're not upset with her less-than-filling "Let's Move!" school lunches. Instead, these youngins are upset about the real eggs used in the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Jay Carney: “Never been a more transparent administration”

Despite consistent objections by journalists that the White House overly restricts press access, Press Secretary Jay Carney believes that there has "never been a more transparent administration."

Jay Carney: Toughest interview for Obama in 2012 was with Jon Stewart

Give comedian Jon Stewart a gold star sticker. The host of The Daily Show was President Barack Obama's toughest interviewer during the 2012 election cycle, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.

The most powerful selfie in the world

Joe Biden — he's just like you, and he takes selfies, too.

Obama: Republicans a threat to the right to vote

President Barack Obama slammed Republicans on Friday for supporting voter identification law and labeled the GOP as a threat to the right to vote.

Congress

Rep Black: GOP budget makes a path to a bright future

Our nation is $17.4 trillion in debt and out of control Washington spending has no end in sight. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that on our current trajectory we will return to $1 trillion annual budget deficits by the year 2022.

Cruz: Impeach Holder

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pulled no punches when criticizing Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, as he called on Congress to impeach the Department of Justice head.

Pelosi: GOP not acting on immigration because of race

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pulled the race card when speaking about Republicans' inaction in passing comprehensive immigration reform and said "race has something to do" with the GOP not bringing such legislation to the House floor.

House passes Ryan's budget plan

The House on Thursday passed a 10-year Republican spending plan drafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

Read more at The Washington Examiner.

Harry Reid's Koch-fueled meltdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been in a Koch-fueled rage, seizing moments left and right (mostly from the left) to bash Charles and David Koch.