Jay-Z Releases an 'Open Letter' to Politicians Critical of Cuba Trip

Here’s what happens if you question a world famous rapper’s anniversary trip to Havana.


U.S. singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, tour Old Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 4, 2013.


Politicians are experiencing Thursday the same type of lessons learned by so many of Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriends: If you mess with a multi-platinum, world famous, prolifically talented bull, you're going to get the horns. Those questioning Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce's trip to Cuba have been issued a response.

In a direct rebuttal to criticisms to the couple's trip to Havana, Jay-Z calls out the lawmakers who raised the controversy: "Politicians never did s--t for me/except lie to me, distort history/ wanna give me jailtime and a fine/fine, let me commit a real crime." Lawmakers including Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., demanded the Obama administration explain why the trip was allowed. It is understandable that these politicians raised concerns, considering the Cuban heritage of many of their constituents. But since the Treasury Department confirmed the trip was licensed and met the requirements of a cultural exchange trip, it appears Jay-Z will be getting the last word with "Open Letter."

[TREASURY: Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba Trip Licensed]

Jay-Z and Beyonce were avid supporters of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and the rapper is not afraid to brag about his relationship with the president, first rapping, "You getting too much bread, they try to jam ya/Boy from the hood but got white house clearance" and later, "Obama said, chill you gonna get me impeached/ we don't need this s--t anyway, come chill with me on the beach."

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