Jay-Z Disses Critical Politicos In New Rap

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Rapper Jay-Z. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Flexing his musical muscle over a visit he and his wife Beyonce made to Cuba, rapper Jay-Z has released a new song which takes aims at politicos who have questioned the legality of the trip.

In “Open Letter,” Jay-Z raps “Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance, Politicians never did (expletive) for me, Except lie to me, distort history, Wanna give me jail time and a fine, Fine, let me commit a real crime.”

Cuban-American U.S. Reps Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart who have been critical of the trip, questioned if the trip which coincided with their fifth wedding anniversary, was officially licensed.

U.S. Treasury officials said Tuesday the couple’s trip was licensed as an educational exchange

Jay-Z and Beyonce are avid supporters of President Barack Obama. Jay-Z raps in his song, “Obama said, ‘Chill, you gon’ get me impeached, you don’t need this (expletive) anyway, chill with me on the beach.”

U.S. citizens are not allowed to travel to Cuba for mere tourism, though they can obtain licenses for academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange trips. The so-called people-to-people licenses were reinstated under the Obama administration.

On the new song the 17-time Grammy winner also addresses the Brooklyn Nets, which he owns less than 1 percent of. Jay-Z is selling his stake in the team so he can become certified as a player agent, a person with knowledge of the details said Wednesday.

“Would have bought the Nets to Brooklyn for free, except I made millions off of you (expletive) dweebs, I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seats,” he raps.

Jay-Z also calls himself “the Bob Dylan of rap music” on “Open Letter,” which was produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.

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MIAMI (AP) – Flexing his musical muscle over a visit he and his wife Beyonce made to Cuba, rapper Jay-Z has released a new song which takes aims at politicos who have questioned the legality of the trip.

In “Open Letter,” Jay-Z raps “Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance, Politicians never did (expletive) for me, Except lie to me, distort history, Wanna give me jail time and a fine, Fine, let me commit a real crime.”

Cuban-American U.S. Reps Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart who have been critical of the trip, questioned if the trip which coincided with their fifth wedding anniversary, was officially licensed.

U.S. Treasury officials said Tuesday the couple’s trip was licensed as an educational exchange

Jay-Z and Beyonce are avid supporters of President Barack Obama. Jay-Z raps in his song, “Obama said, ‘Chill, you gon’ get me impeached, you don’t need this (expletive) anyway, chill with me on the beach.”

U.S. citizens are not allowed to travel to Cuba for mere tourism, though they can obtain licenses for academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange trips. The so-called people-to-people licenses were reinstated under the Obama administration.

On the new song the 17-time Grammy winner also addresses the Brooklyn Nets, which he owns less than 1 percent of. Jay-Z is selling his stake in the team so he can become certified as a player agent, a person with knowledge of the details said Wednesday.

“Would have bought the Nets to Brooklyn for free, except I made millions off of you (expletive) dweebs, I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seats,” he raps.

Jay-Z also calls himself “the Bob Dylan of rap music” on “Open Letter,” which was produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.

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