Jay-Z is apparently not amused by the controversy surrounding his and Beyonce's trip last week to Havana, Cuba. Inspired and frustrated, Hov went into the studio for an impromptu recording session alongside Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.
Listen to Jay-Z's "Open Letter," via Hot97 and Life and Times (below) in which he addresses the recent rush of headlines targeting him, including, but not limited to: the divestment of his ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets as the launches Roc Nation Sports; his controversial fifth wedding anniversary trip to Cuba, and Roc Nation signing a global partnership deal with Universal Music Group.
"Hear the freedom in my speech/ Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep/ Could’ve bought the Nets to Brooklyn for free/ Except I made millions off it, you f**kin' dweeb/ I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat/ Y’all buy that bulls**t, you’d better keep your receipt/ Obama said chill, you gonna get me impeached/ But you don’t need this shit anyway/ Chill with me on the beach," he raps.
Florida Republicans stirred up controversy last week when suggesting that Bey' and Jay-Z had broken the law by visiting Cuba without permission. It was later confirmed, by Billboard, that the couple's travel had been legally set up by Academic Arrangements Abroad, a New York-based educational company that offers group travel to Cuba.
In the song, Jay responds to his critics in Congress -- Miami-based Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, as well as Sen. Marco Rubio (a rap fan who recently quoted Jay-Z on the Senate floor) with the following lyric:
"Politician never did sh*t for me/except lie to me, distort history/Wanna give me jail time and a fine/Fine, lemme commit a real crime"