Awww naw, he didn’t? Yes, he did! Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) dropped some rap and pop culture references during tonight’s #StandWithRand filibuster and set Twitter abuzz. Aiiiight.
— Rick Canton (@rumblindurango) March 7, 2013
“I want to quote a modern poet known as Wiz Khalifa, work hard play hard” – Senator Marco Rubio hahaha
— RapGameKony (@lejandroPerez4L) March 7, 2013
— Tucker Pryor (@TuckStarP) March 7, 2013
References Wiz Khalifa. Quotes The Godfather and Jay-Z. Rubio trolls like a BOSS.
— Chris Forewit (@forewit) March 7, 2013
And followed it up with The Godfather and Jay-Z. RT @emzanotti: Rubio just quoted Wiz Khalifa. This is now what can be termed a “mic drop.”
— Tabitha Hale (@TabithaHale) March 7, 2013
Still laughing at Rubio’s comparison of Wiz Khalifa’s song, “Work Hard Play Hard” and the conflict going on with Obama and the Senate.
— Josh Martin (@JMartgb) March 7, 2013
In The 12th Hour Of Rand Paul’s Epic Filibuster, Marco Rubio Quoted Wiz Khalifa, Jay-Z, And ‘The Godfather’ bit.ly/Z0ffH2 via …
— Leon De Silva (@avtariuz) March 7, 2013
Rubio cited rappers Wiz Khalifa and Jay-Z and also quoted several lines from “The Godfather.”
Rubio read a famous line given by Al Pacino’s character in “The Godfather”: “Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family ever again.” Rubio compared that situation to the relationship between the Senate and President Barack Obama on the administration’s drone program.
“We deserve to have the rights to these answers,” Rubio said. “We have a job to do that we’re held responsible for.”
Rubio also alluded to the “modern-day poet” Wiz Khalifa’s song, “Work Hard, Play Hard,” and Jay-Z’s “A Week Ago.”
Video of Jay-Z shout-out:
Video of The Godfather hat tip:
Well, that’s one way to fill time and get young viewers attention! And it seems to have worked. Mostly.
Yup it’s like that RT @newsbreaker: GOP filibuster approaches 12 hrs, Sen. Rubio on Senate floor quoting Jay Z, Wiz Khalifa, & The Godfather
— Denis Yacinthe (@dyacinth) March 7, 2013
— Ray Radlein (@Radlein) March 7, 2013
— Anthony Adragna (@aadragna) March 7, 2013
I knew Rubio didn’t listen to Tupac. Nobody that listens to Pac can stand Wiz Khalifa.
— Jon Friedman (@JFreezy5) March 7, 2013
Whiz Khalifa. Jay-Z. The Godfather. Rubio’s bringing it big-time tonight. Breitbart: To chance the politics, change the culture.
— Bill Hobbs (@billhobbs) March 7, 2013
Rubio’s next quote coming from Cube: youtube.com/watch?v=DKJsSP…
— Hap (@hap317) March 7, 2013