(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.
Yeah Tupac and Rubio in Las Vegas.
Rubio is Jerk_off, who cares what music he likes.
And Justin Timberlake is so broken hearted because of this.
Oh, yeah! The water clown is as "hip" as alexithymic Mitt tried to be.
"All the girls say, "He's pretty fly for a white guy.'"
Rubio u aint hip u tryin to fit in how many hits have u had just sayin
Who does he think he's kidding? Eminem? Come on Rubio, get serious!
I think young Marco doesn't have a good handle on the demographics and musical tastes of the GOP base. Rubio's opponents in the 2016 Republican primary will have a field day with his love of rappers like Eminem.
(In sinister announcer voice)–Marco Rubio claims to be a conservative, but he listens to gangsta rap! We can't trust him to lead America and promote good family values. INSERT OTHER GOP CANDIDATE HERE only listens to good wholesome Christian hymns and old reruns of the Lawrence Welk Show. We can trust him!
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Does Rubio not have anything else better to do??
This is newsworthy because . . . .?????
How does Jake Tapper keep a straight face while that pandering clown pontificates on all that BS?
Give it up, Rubio; you will NEVER "make it on the cover of the ROLLING STONE"!
So Marco is into that "kill the cops" thug music? Big surprise.
Oh, please. Like I believe he listens to Tupac, Eminem, JayZ, and Kanye. Does he even know Tupac is dead??? I suppose he thinks this will garner him the youth vote. Bwahahahahahahaha.
So Rubio thinks he's a thug or what? I know he scares me. Not!! lol Well, if he became President he would scare me.
Since Rubio is so down with Jay-Z, then he'll understand when I say this. The Republican Party has ninety-nine problems and sanity isn't one of them!
Reaaaaaaaaaallllllly slow news day apparently, huh CNN?
JT's first tune on SNL last week was incredible. The choreography was truly outstanding, and the dancing impeccable. And his bass player was right there, every beat, carrying the whole thing. Thanks for a great show, SNL and JT, and Jay-Z
What an embarrassment. I don't care what you listen too, you still want to destroy my grannys medicare.
... black enough.
Timberlame's a hack. His team has decided to make him a wanna-be Sinatra.
I'm real sure that Rubio listens to Eminem. Yah, right.
I'm sure J. T is all broken up about that...
Trying soooooo hard to be cool. Why would anyone care who he listens to?
"Ticker: Senator rips on Timberlake"
Overly dramatic much?
This is mildly disturbing, and on the same plane as being subjected to the spectacle of a 300 pound, 45 year old aunt doing "The Limbo" in a silky, floral print, polyester dress, at a family wedding in my scarred childhood.
And I am sure J.T. will need a tissue, due to this devastating loss to his fan base, just like I needed therapy.