Republican senator Marco Rubio is a hip-hopÂ aficionado–at least if his recent speech on the senate floor is any indication. The Florida lawmaker took the podium after a previous senator quoted William Shakespeare during a senate meeting.
“I didn’t bring my Shakespeare book, so let me just begin by quoting a modern day poet,â€ Rubio said.Â “His name is Wiz Khalifa. He has a song called ‘Work Hard, Play Hard.”Â Following his Wiz Khalifa reference, Rubio quoted a Jay-Z lyric, saying, “it was all good just a week ago.â€
The statement was in reference to Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster of President Barack Obama’s nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. This wasn’t the first time Rubio has referenced hip-hop. He has previously professed his love for Tupac Shakur.