Jay-Z Stirs Passions About Cuba With New Song

Apr 11, 2013

Back from his recent trip to Havana, rapper Jay-Z quickly released a new song, Open Letter, in which he not only addresses controversy about the trip but speaks his mind in a way that is likely to stir up some of the deep passions Americans have toward Cuba and the communist island's tumultuous relationship with the United States.

Rapper Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce paid a recent trip to Cuba despite a longstanding trade embargo by the United States.
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According to Politico, the song even illicted a response from the White House today.

Among the lyrics: “Politicians never did s--- for me ... except lie to me, distort history.”

“I’m in Cuba. I love Cubans. This Communist talk is so confusing.”