Is Nicki Minaj closer to performing in the Rose Garden? Sen. Marco Rubio says he is still a Nicki Minaj fan. With that being said one of her most powerful fans is in the presidential race. LOL. The latest Republican candidate to throw his hat in the ring talked to TMZ about his love of Nicki Minaj, EDM, and more. The TMZ photographer tried to get Rubio to take a shot at Hillary Clinton's musical tastes, but he moved on quickly.