White House Responds to New Jay-Z Song, Says Obama Never Spoke To Jay-Z About Cuba Trip

(AllHipHop News) “Boy from the hood but got White House clearance.”-Jay-Z

Jay-Z did not offend his political connects on his vicious new song, “Open Letter” he released earlier today but he does have them talking.

During a White House Press briefing earlier today (April 11th), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied that the White House gave any clearance to Jay-Z and Beyonce on their recent Cuba trip:

“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.”

Carney even sarcastically quipped “I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury” when reasoning why Jay-Z would allude to attaining White House clearance and communicating with the President about the Cuba trip.

Yesterday (April 10th) the United States Department of Treasury issued a statement on why they approved Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba. According to the United States Department of Treasury, the Carters’ trip was apart of a “cultural exchange program”:

It is our understanding that the travelers in question traveled to Cuba pursuant to an educational exchange trip organized by a group authorized by OFAC [the Office of Foreign Assets Control] to sponsor and organize programs to promote people-to-people contact in Cuba,” the department responded in a letter obtained by CNN.

Reuters reports that a New York-based nonprofit, Academic Arrangements Abroad, set up the trip.

An embargo between Cuba and America has been in place since 1960 and severely limits American tourism in Cuba.

Check out the video of White House Press Secretary addressing Jay-Z’s lyrics:

  • Eli Pinilla

    “I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury”


  • dominicancoke

    Obama to jay-z ay n!gga calm yo ass down son dont put me on blast you heard me dont make my secret service goons go looney with them hammers call me next time u in dc so we can finish that dice game..300

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  • i doubt he was refering to the cuba trip over clearence to be in the white ouse…hmmm #overreaction

    • jay

      Cuba is exactly what he was talking about

    • Negro Peligro

      Damn you drinking Kool Aid my nigga.

  • $28825362

    I bet Obama just canceled his “White House clearance”.
    Don’t need the drama or the heat when a dude is talking about filling the streets with dope out of spite then use your name in the song saying hey we cool.
    No worries 23 years from now you’ll be reading about how Blue Ivy was found in a upscale New York apartment and overdosed on drugs.

  • I don’t get why they don’t just end that U.S. vs. Cuba thing… I mean we “cool” with Russia now. So why not chill out with the country that’s closer to us?

    • Negro Peligro

      Cause they closer to us. I think any country stock piling missles for the enemy is my enemy. 50 need to run the defense department cause he would never take his foot off their necks.

  • Frank

    Who the fck thought they wouldn’t have a legit excuse for visiting Cuba? It’s like putting drawers on before you go outside. It’s just shit that you have to do to go there. And they are so much in the spotlight and have the money, why not cross your Ts and dot your Is? It’s foolish to think anything else. You can say the trip was more than it is, but legally, there’s no reason why they wouldn’t cover there @ss.

  • Cuzzo

    a part not apart. I think anyone with a twitter account can write stories for this site

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  • He was irritated that he had to even answer that bullshit. I wouldve took her life mortal kombat style with my rebuttal. Like you’re in the white house and that is the best question you can think of?

    • “Blood of a Slave, Heart of a King” ~ that Nas intro. U meant to flip it on purpose or no?

  • jayz just does ish so he can brag about it, he gettin so corny.

    • sakiru oresanwo

      If you were in his shoes I’m sure you’d do the same thing. It’s not easy to come from the hood and be a s successful as he is in the music industry without bragging
      every now and then, heck you automatically get bragging rights once you’re a

      • man he has been out the hood for over 20 years now, and “every now and again” thats all he does, lets be real with it.

      • sakiru oresanwo

        IMO dude has earned his bragging rights, don’t think there’s much he can rap about, like you said he’s been out of the hood for over 20yr so no trap music, Talib Kwali type lyrics etc

      • he still trys to rap tough shit is funny

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  • plsDontreply

    Few things here,

    her reading of the lyrics in that monotone ass voice… lol

    Then his response about being able to rhyme certain words… lol

    Then her trying to push the issue and him getting annoyed and saying sheesh its a song Donna… lol

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  • digitallife

    Jay been lying through his teeth about his relationship with Obama since day one. If you have enough money to contribute to a campaign you too can be seen with the president and soon to be presidents. Pay 100k per plate to go to the dinners he hosts and you too will have your very own Obama portrait too.

    • sakiru oresanwo

      not a lot of us have that amount of money and i’m guessing neither do you

      • digitallife

        Guessing is a personal choice but if you want to be technical about it..I do have that kind of money for at least one of those dinners..now the other angle is would I use it for that? Nope..to spend 3 hours around folks who’ll sit around assuming ishh about me..no thank you. 100k has a ton of uses..more significant ones than padding the pockets of a politician. Keep in mind many of the people who attend these events are business owners that complain about not being able to give raises or hire more people but have the gall to spend 100k for a plate and a handshake with the president. I’d rather take that 100k and open up an additional location for my business instead. I don’t need an Obama picture on my walls to do business like others do.

      • sakiru oresanwo

        To each its or his own and kudos on being on of those who can afford it but choose not to ( no sarcasm)

      • digitallife

        No doubt, at the end of the day you really don’t gain much from those events except learning of new people whose palms you gotta grease. In Jay’s case he’s changing the discussion to “we are friends” and of course him being a rapper it makes him look like he’s connected. In my line of business that wouldn’t work.

    • Bizness Mane

      U been a Jay hater since day one tho..

      • digitallife

        Really? Because we know each other? Or wait is it because I’m not gullible enough to believe the bullshhhhh like others? Oh wait maybe it’s because I don’t believe he can walk on water. For someone who can’t take the time to spell out business man properly you have some nerve talking smack bro.

      • Bizness Mane

        First off, I’m not your fuckin bro.. Lets clear that up
        2nd, my name is based off a Juicy J lyric, but wtf does tha spelling have to do with anything? And no not because u kno him, bt every Jay article u Hating..

      • digitallife

        1. Fine “my b1tch”..better?
        2nd. Still stupid.
        3rd. I haven’t posted on ahh in 8 months…but ok genius.
        4th. You came to talk sight on my thread.
        5th. Get the mans Johnson out your mouth, show me where I’ve lied.

      • digitallife

        1. Lmao..when a moron can’t articulate an argument they call someone hater.

        2. Ok Internet gangsta..I am the easiest person on this site to find..it really isn’t that hard…you want it bring it. If you’re as smart as you thnk you are finding your way to my doorstep shouldn’t be an issue. Just remember you’ll walk in but get carted out.

        3. My wife would have no issue two piecing you right in your mouth either..from what I’m reading you aren’t very bright nor offer much to worry about chump.

  • very sophisticated way of prepping people for the album ?

  • Negro Peligro

    Don’t you hate when you hook a nigga up. HE DRY SNITCH ON YOU. Why you gotta tell everybody. What happen to “DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR CORRECT”. This ain’t no different than you getting caught with dope and saying that’s the nigga I got it from. I thought this nigga would “LIVE AND DIE WITH THE DECISION THAT IMMA PICK” “MADE MEN AIN’T SUPPOSED TO MAKE STATEMENTS” Faithful in least faithful in much. NIGGA SNITCHING.

  • Old School Overdose

    They got clearance to go visit Blu Ivy’s mother to hand deliver that final payment. Next month, we gonna see a pic of Jay and Bey wedding photos hangin up in the Oval Office next to Washington and Lincoln.

  • Shamel Godbody Westwood

    These assholes are stupid….he not referring to getting clearance from the WH to go to Cuba, hes saying he has WH clearance cuz you have to pass a back ground check and get clearance to go to the WH which he has been to….dumb asses

  • Mike Swiff

    JAY Z BIG UPS MAN LISTEN JAY (whispering) “they all got the message every Fcukin one of them!” (whispering done) (YELLING NOW!) YA FEEL ME? (in my Funkmaster Flex voice) GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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