Jay-Z just released a verbal attack on the largely conservative backlash surrounding his recent trip to Cuba.

With several Florida Republicans publicly voicing their disdain for celebrating his 5th wedding anniversary in the country, Jay responds with the track “Open Letter.”

“They wanna give me jail time and a fine — Fine, let me commit a real crime,” he raps, in apparent reference to Sen. Marco Rubio and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart’s letters denouncing the trip.

“Obama said, ‘Chill you’re going to get me impeached,’” he paraphrases, “You don’t need this sh** anyway, chill with me on the beach.”

For the government’s part, the Treasury Department wrote earlier this week that the trip was fully authorized as an educational and cultural exchange.

Jay-Z also uses the song to touch on his ownership of the Brooklyn Nets — the basketball team he bought, partially sold and then helped move into a new arena in Brooklyn that he partially owns.

Reports say that he will be selling his remaining shares in the team so that he can officially go into the basketball player agent business, and Jay doesn’t seem to be denying it.

“I woulda moved the Nets to Brooklyn for free. Except I made millions off you f–king dweebs. I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seats. You buy that bullsh**, you better keep your receipts.”

9 thoughts on “Take That: New Jay-Z Track Disses Critics of his Cuba Trip (Listen)

  1. The reason people should not travel to Cuba is because every trip leaves much needed US currency in the country. Every bit of which is collected by the oppressive Castro regime and is used to prop up this brutal dictatorship. I have family in Cuba and in the US and know first hand the repressive slavery that the dictatorial regime imposes on the Cuban people. Jay-Z drones on about the oppression of his people because of slavery, yet flaunts and supports the continued oppression and poverty of the Cuban people. Way to go Jay-Z, you are an ignorant hypocrite.

  2. Debbie on said:

    I am not sure why we as black folks keep hating on them!!! It is so sad how we hate on ourselves so much. You would think some of yall would be excited that black folks have it going on, are buying businesses and making money. I am proud of this Rapper. He came from nothing, and built himself up very well to not have a father, or formal education. Sheesh….

    • redbonegirl on said:

      why does it have to be hate, I disagree with him. I think he needs to shut up and count his blessing..no he wants to make a point which coming from him is pointless. As far as your comments on what he has achieved, you obvious have low standards, because yeah he got famous and if he didn’t famous, I am sure he would still be doing his old job (mmm drug dealer), yeah I am impressed (not)…

      • Redbone: Yeah you have the right to disagree with Jay…..(and) who cares. Just bc he hasn’t told you personally doesn’t mean he’s not apprecative of his success. And if Jay needs to shutup so does Rubio, and that other latino politiician woman that’s ranting down in Florida. I don’t condone selling of drugs by anyone; and I also try not to hold things against someone that happened a long time ago. Like it, or not Jay is NOW a successful businessman!!

    • Sure. He’s rich, successful and not above bragging about how he attained his wealth to the very people who he destroyed on his way up. But what about the carnage he left behind? It takes years, decades if ever, for neighborhoods to recover from the damage done by drug dealing gangbangers. I wonder if he ever thinks about how the children, women and men he sold his wares to are doing today? “Proud” is not a word I would use to describe how I feel about a person who built his future by destroying others.

      • I hear yeah Kay: Proud is not a word I’d use about any drug dealer either. I also think that the parents, and other adults hold some responsibility for the use of drugs. Why is it that some people can stay above the fray of using drugs, and some can’t. It’s called weakness.

      • @joy, I agree. I’ve asked the question so many times to different people who do drugs. “What was it that made you think it was ok to try drugs in the first place?” I got all kinds of answers. “I thought I could handle it.” “Just wanted to see what it was like”. But in the end, l believe what you said. Just weak. And there is no shortage of vultures hovering around to take advantage of the weakest members of society.

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