Marco Rubio Weighs in on Kanye West, Pusha T and Drake Beef

Florida Senator Marco Rubio released a video on his Twitter account Friday discussing Kanye West's new album and briefly explaining the rapper's ongoing beef with Drake.

"I don't know anything about Kanye West's new album other than I guess he premiered it out there in Wyoming and invited a bunch of people," said Rubio before launching into a jumbled recount of his current fight with Drake.

"He's an interesting guy," he explained. "Actually he's in the middle of that Pusha T and Drake fight cause he...No Drake comes from...That thing is so complicated," he said.

Pusha T and Drake have been exchanging diss tracks since at least 2012, but things heated up this May when Pusha T released his new album Daytona, produced by Kanye West. On the song Infrared, Pusha compared Drake to Donald Trump and referenced his alleged ghost writer, Quentin Miller. About 24 hours later, Drake released a response track. In the song, he made reference to Kanye West, saying "Tell 'Ye, 'We got a invoice comin' to you' / Considerin' that we just sold another 20 for you." he later Instagrammed an $100,000 invoice to Kanye West for "promotional assistance and career reviving." Pusha T responded with a song that alleged Drake had a secret love child. Drake later said he had another diss track ready but that it revealed secrets that would have ruined Kanye and Pusha's careers so he canned it.

Rubio, a 2016 presidential hopeful, also added that while he hadn't heard the album yet he thinks "it's the first work he's done solo in a couple of years, he's been writing and doing other stuff." And said he "looks forward to hearing it at some point. Maybe they have it down at the White House-- they've got an advanced copy."

West stirred up controversy with his fan base last month when he tweeted that he loved Donald Trump along with a picture of his signed "Make America Great Again" hat. Around the same time, West told reporters that slavery was a choice. "When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... For 400 years? That sounds like a choice," he said.

Since his comments, West has been steadily building a reputation with the Conservatives. According to a Huffington Post poll, 74 percent of Republicans viewed West unfavorably in 2015. In May of 2018 that number dropped to 43 percent.

West's wife, Kim Kardashian, met with the president earlier this month in an appeal to get Trump to pardon 62-year-old Alice Johnson who was serving life in prison for a non-violent drug charge. After the meeting Kardashian had dinner with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who she had worked with to get the meeting.

Kardashian has said that she believes her husband lent some authority to the president. "I think Kanye's already given him legitimacy," she said.

Marco Rubio is not up for reelection in 2018, but has been actively campaigning for mainstream Republican candidates. "He's an in-demand surrogate. He's a compelling surrogate for young people and conservatives of all stripes," Jordan Russell, a spokesman for Rubio's political committee told the Miami Herald.