New Jay-Z lyrics merit official White House reaction
Lyrics contained in Jay-Z's new track 'Open Letter' seem to suggest that he and superstar wife Beyonce received personal clearance from President Barack Obama for their recent controversial holiday in Cuba.
The infamous couple's anniversary trip turned in to headline news this week, due to a longstanding embargo against US citizens visiting Cuba as tourists.
Jay-Z, reacting quickly to the media backlash against his time in Havana, Cuba's capital, released 'Open Letter' via his own website yesterday - using the song as a defiant statement that seemed to implicate President Obama in proceedings.
Jay-Z raps the line "Boy from the hood but got White House clearance" before going on to relate how "Obama said, chill, you gonna get me impeached. We don’t need this [expletive] anyway, chill with me on the beach."
Throughout the track he is also critical of the U.S.A's 50 year long tourist embargo against Cuba, stating:
"I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans. This communist talk is so confusing, when it’s from China this very mike that I’m using."
However when questioned over the claims of 'Open Letter', White House Spokesman Jay Carney reassured journalists that the US Treasury had granted the celebrity couple a license to travel, and cleared President Obama of any involvement.
"I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury," Mr Carney said. "The White House has nothing to do with it," he added.
Listen to Jay-Z's new track 'Open Letters' (With Lyrics) and watch the statement made by White House Spokesman Jay Carney below:
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