We know Jay-Z and Bey and tight with President Obama and the First Lady, but not THAT close apparently.
In a new rap released called “Open Letter”, Jay raps that he got the president’s permission to visit Cuba with his wife for their anniversary…but White House authorities are saying…NOT!
During Thursday’s (April 11) daily presidential press briefing, it was the first time in memory that Obama administration spokesperson Jay Carney was asked to respond to a fresh hip-hop track.
After a reporter painstakingly recited such lyrics as “I turned Havana into Atlanta … Boy from the ‘hood, I got White House clearance. … Obama said ‘chill you gonna get me impeached,” Carney smiled and shot back what sounded like a prepared answer about Jay’s boasts.
“I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury,” said a smirking Carney, who denied that President Obama personally intervened in the anniversary trip by music’s first couple because, well, it’s not his department. “It’s a song. The president’s not communicating with Jay-Z over this trip.”
Apparently American citizens are banned from visiting the Communist country on leisure UNLESS they’ve got clearance from a Treasury official.
Carney went onto say, “I am absolutely saying that the White House and the president on down had nothing to do with anybody’s personal, anybody’s travel to Cuba. That is something the Treasury handles.”
I guess if Bey and Jay want to go to Cuba, they go to Cuba. End of story.