The life of a rising political star is more complicated than ever. Every angle of who you are is put under the microscope.
Even your musical tastes.
You’ll recall the Paul Ryan line at the Republican National Convention about Mitt Romney‘s taste in music.
Now, Florida Senator and 2016 early favorite Marco Rubio is catching some static for his opinion of Miami Rapper Pitbull’s music. In an interview with GQ (found here).
I understand there might not be a lot of Rap Music connoisseurs on this blog so, I’ll make this quick. Pitbull is on top of the music world right now and has a new album (Global Warming. Irony?). He’s done his best when collaborating with other musicians and blending his brand of music with theirs.
He’s kinda like the Buddy Dyer of Hip Hop music. Example.
Jennifer Lopez ft. PitBull = Mayor Teresa Jacobs ft. Mayor Buddy Dyer (more on those two this week).
Anyways, in the interview Rubio said he preferred Tupac and Eminems’ music to Pitbull saying Pitbull’s music “were all party songs and had no message to them”.
That’s true. Pitbull is no more like Tupac, than Buddy Dyer like Bill Clinton. But, enough goofing about our Mayor.
Rubio later tweeted clarification on the article later.
Anyways, I’m sure the two Miami superstars will work things out. What concerns me is the Eminem mention. He could produce a video lampooning Rubio and get him off on the wrong foot with younger voters.
Much like the next celebrity, Family Guy creator and future Oscar host Seth MacFarlane who tweeted this after getting a hold of the Rubio GQ interview.
While you could understand how Pitbull could find a way to be offended by Rubio’s opinion. The Macfarlane angle to Rubio’s answer is a little more difficult. Here is a part of Rubio’s reply to Global Warming.
“I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all.”
Anyhow. MacFarlane’s reply isn’t surprising. We’re talking about a guy wrote an episode that gave Stewie and Brian (a baby and talking dog for the uninitiated) to travel back in time and consider killing Karl Rove. But, Hollywood’s portrayal of politicians can change opinions. Ask Sarah Palin who still gets comparisons to Tina Fey over 4 years later.
A tough week for Rubio with the celebrities but hey, at least he’s still got Bono.