President Obama Responds to Jay-Z's "Open Letter"

Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Beyonce

President Obama Responds to Jay-Z's "Open Letter"

Obama says he had nothing to do with Jay and Beyoncé's Cuba trip.

Published April 17, 2013

Jay-Z's lyrics aren't always rooted in truth and President Barack Obama has proof.

White House press secretary Jay Carney already denied Hov's lyrical claims of speaking with the POTUS about going to Cuba, as did Obama himself.

In an interview airing on NBC's Today show this morning, the commander-in-chief responded to Jay's "Open Letter" verse, revealing that he was never consulted about Mr. and Mrs. Carter's controversial trip. "I wasn't familiar that they were taking the trip," he said. "My understanding is they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to Cuba."

But that wasn't the end of his candor. Obama went on to state that the White House is far too busy to be concerned with the travel schedule of hip hop's favorite couple. "This is not something the White House was involved in. We've got better things to do."

Sounds about right.


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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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