Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio recently told GQ Magazine about his taste in music, listing his three favorite rap songs and failing to include music by Miami singer Pitbull.
"His songs are all party songs," Rubio told the magazine when asked. "There's no message for him, compared to like an Eminem. But look, there's always been a role for that in American music."
He continued to say he believed Pitbull could reflect more in his music as he gets older.
"I mean, he's not Tupac. He's not gonna be writing poetry," he was quoted as saying.
On Monday, the Cuban-American politician took to his Twitter account and tweeted about Pitbull.
"Story about me not liking @Pitbull music flat wrong.Have much respect 4 & proud he comes from #305.Read chapter 1 of my book #AnAmericanSon," Rubio's tweet read.
The 42-year-old told GQ Magazine that his favorite rap songs are "Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A., "Killuminati" by Tupac and "Lose Yourself" by Eminem.
Rubio also spoke about how he wants to change the way people perceive conservatism.
"In fact, we've allowed a myth to take hold in the minds of some that conservatism is about helping people who have made it and not about helping people who are trying to make it," he said.
Rubio continued to talk about political strategy in the recent presidential election.
"There were some in politics who believed that all you had to do was be the alternative to the incumbent and you would win, but I never believed in that," he said. "I've always believed that you were better on offense than you were on defense."
The father of four also spoke about family, during which he mentioned the marriage, and the struggle to balance humility and ambition.
"In the past, I would try and figure out how could I go to that thing and maybe leave a little early so that I could make it to my kids thing; but increasingly, I've figured out that you're either all in or you're not."