(CNN) – The public is gaining a clearer picture of Sen. Marco Rubio's preferred music tastes: He's in with Tupac, Eminem, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean.
But the junior senator said Tuesday he doesn't share the same love for pop star Justin Timberlake, who's releasing his widely-anticipated comeback album "The 20/20 Experience."
"Listen, he's a talented performer, but he's not a-, he's not on my iPod list," Rubio said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
Even though Jay-Z appears on the album with the former 'N Sync star, the senator said he wasn't too eager to listen to Timberlake.
"No - no - you know, nothing against him. You know, he's very popular. He's just not one of the guys I listen to," he said.
"Not hardcore enough for Senator Rubio," Tapper said.
"Justin Timberlake?" Rubio asked, chuckling. "No."
Rubio, who's considered a potential 2016 presidential candidate, made headlines late last year when he said hip hop artist, Pitbull, could not compare to some of his other favorite artists, like Eminem. His comments quickly drew criticism, as the musician hails from Rubio's hometown of Miami. Rubio later clarified his statements on Twitter, saying he has "much respect" for Pitbull but his music is mostly "party music." Pitbull appeared on Rubio's Spotify list when it was released a few months later.
Maybe we'll see "SexyBack" on the senator's iPod one day, but as of now, it looks doubtful.
he is trying so hard to be "in"
who gives a shake
I agree with ja, but it still won't get him the votes. He needs to quit faking. I bet he won't let the rest of the old republicans listen to it because he would be to scared of the backlash. Just pathetic. Talk about a chameleon. LOL!!!!!!!!
Rubio tries so hard to be hip .
Has anybody ever read his tweets , it's like he's in high school .
Marco Rubio is a pandering clown.
Rube......please go away. We neither want or need you.
Guy is trying too hard.
Oh come on...please.
I am sorry that I wasted 5 minutes of my life on this nonsense.
J.T. is the ultimate gifted artist he doesn't need the water boy approval
JT is the only one out of that list of about 5 names that has any talent
Widely-anticipated..... are you kidding me, Timberlake who ?
Seriously does anyone believe his playlist?
Trying to apeal to the young ?
dont fly- we dont believe you.
OMG! These twits are leading our Country! Yikes!!!!
Poor Timberlake. How will he move on without this one fan.
Gotta agree with Ja above. Who gives a shake.
What do I think of Rubio's "taste" in music? Yawn.
Like it really matters what Rubio likes? The guy is a tool and just another GOP flavor of the day.
Man, you have to give it to CNN - they really will go all out to elect their candidates. They don't like Republicans. Rubio is considered a rising star in the Republican Party who may have appeal to younger voters. So they run a whole story about how a musician who is popular with younger listeners isn't on the competing candidate's iPod? And they label it "Senator rips on J.T." (on the home page), when all the "article" says is it isn't on his iPod?
When was the last time you saw a similar article about a Democrat? I wonder if Taylor Swift is on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's iPod? If Beyonce is on Harry Reid's?
Really? This is a 'Ripping'... Justin Timberlake is a 'hip-hop artist'?? wow CNN is getting terrible. Sensationalism, misinformation and a waste of time. C'mon guys...
JT is not a hip hop artist nor is he a r&b artist he is a pop singer....period!
Rubio running for DISC-JOCKEY IN CHIEF.
Puppet Rubio is a joke.......The future of the Repubs.......Boy you guys are in trouble between him & Rand
I'm no fan of Rubio, but he's entitled to his own personal taste in music. We all are. JT, relax. No one gets them all.
Nobody cares at all.
Oh, and Tapper is a tool.