(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.
Who really cares about Sen. Rubio's taste in music. It is what he does in Congress that matters and right now he seems to be running around more than representing Florida. Guess he will need four years to run for the nomination so he really should resign his senate seat. After the last two races it seems as if these politicians are trying to run for office and serve as Senator. Clearly, this is difficult to do unless you leave many decisions to your staff.
Gee, I thought for sure he would be a huge "Ted NugAss" fan. The entire GOP sure seems to be playing his tune.
He needs some cool tunes
Not just any will suffice.
But they didn't have Ice Cube
So he bought Vanilla Ice.
God I really dislike Marco Rubio.
i cant wait for the next GOP primary..its gonna be one awesome standup comedy lineup..
Somehow, I think if Tupac was alive, he denounce Rubio as a fan.
Say what you want about Rubio's politics, but the guy is right on when it comes to the contemporary music, especially rap.
who cares and what a twit……..his taste tells a lot about him………..no offense to rap!
I'm sorry, who is this Rubio guy???? :)
and . . . . . FYI cuban anchor baby . . . . . it won't get you the Black vote maybe not even the Cuban vote because this new generation of Cubans voted Democrat in 2012.
Justin Timberlake is a fairy
Keep yapping Marco. You will bury yourself. Typical ego driven politico.
Stop worrying about music and get some work done to help fix this country for the people who voted for you. They don't care what kind of music you like
The radical GOBP tea potty need him since Rand Paul pulled a Akin, going for amnesty.
I bet there wasn't any Tupac, Eminem, or Jay-Z playing at C-Pac
Sounds like this meaningless fluff was entirely manufactured by CNN: ask a politician if he's got a certain singer on his I-Pod, and when he says no, write it up with a sensational and completely dishonest headline on the homepage that claims the politician "rips on" the singer. CNN could have done this with any one of hundreds of random singers. The fact that they chose one who's promoting a new album makes it look like there was a corporate marketing agreement behind this non-news story.
What a clown.
I hope she didn't get paid to write this story.....
We need the entertainment. Keep it up Rube!
It that all Rubio can talk about?
Rubio likes hip hop? This guy is so cool... NOT! A guy who has so much contempt for the 47%ers is trying to convince us that he listens to hip hop? Please!
oo look at the GOP strategy, put up a Hispanic guy who like "black music" and this will sure to get the Hispanic and AA vote in 2016!!! What a bunch of dummies. How about calling out and putting out the racist in your party first?
Rubio is a wannabe!
Like we care what some politician has to say about music. People need to get a life and CNN, you need to report real news!
This has to be the stupidest thing CNN has ever posted. Hands down. I thought it was going to be about the age old battle between Stravinsky and Schoenberg – not what kind of trash some dopey politician prefers.