After music power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce got criticized for vacationing in Cuba, Jay-Z released a new single “Open Letter,” which had lyrics implying he had a conversation with the president about it. Now the White House is talking, telling media it’s not the case.
At Thursday’s White House briefing, White House press secretary Jay Carney got questioned about Jay-Z’s song.
The song in question had lyrics like: “I turned Havana into Atlanta. Boy from the hood, I got White House clearance. . .Obama said, ‘Chill you gonna get me impeached.’ You don’t need this [expletive] anyway, chill with me on the beach.”
Carney says “the White House has nothing to do with” giving Jay-z and Beyonce special treatment with their travel arrangements, saying: “I am absolutely saying that the White House, from the President on down, had nothing to do with anybody’s travel to Cuba. That is something that Treasury handles. . . It’s a song, Donovan. The president did not communicate with Jay-Z over this trip.”
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