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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.

 

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  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.

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