I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans: Jay-Z’s “Open Letter”


As a follow-up to my co-blogger’s recent posts on all the brouhaha surrounding Jay-Z and Beyonce’s recent trip to Cuba, here are the lyrics of Jay-Z’s response to Miami Republicans, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, who, according to Caribbean 360, “have been feeling the sharp edge of the music mogul’s talented tongue.” Jay-Z’s stinging rap—“Open Letter”—targets his critics and suggests that he had been accused of breaking the law because of his friendship with President Barack Obama. The song was released online and has already attracted over 500,000 views.

Here are the full lyrics of “Open Letter”:

“I done turned Havana to Atlanta

Guayabera shirts and bandanas

Every time you think they got me

I switch the planna

Bulletproof this, radio scanners

Ballin’ ’til they ban us

You gettin’ too much bread, they try to jam you

Boy from the hood

But got White House clearance

Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance

Politicians never did s**t for me

Except lie to me, distort history

Wanna give me jail time and a fine

Fine, let me commit a real crime

I might buy a kilo for Chief Keef

Out of spite, I just might flood these streets

Hear the freedom in my speech

Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep

Would’ve brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free

Except I made millions off it, you f***in’ dweeb

I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat

Y’all buy that bulls**t

You’d better keep y’all receipt

Obama said ‘Chill, you gonna get me impeached’

But you don’t need this s**t anyway

Chill with me on the beach

Ya’ll almost want to start a revolution

You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shooting back

Catch a body, head to Houston

I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans

This communist talk is so confusing

When it’s from China, the very mic that I’m using

Idiot wind, the Bob Dylan of rap music

You’re an idiot, baby, you should become a student

Oh, you gonna learn today

Where the f**k have you been

The world’s under new management

The new role model, f**k this Zoolander s**t.”

Listen to the song here:

For more information, see http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/678967.html#axzz2QfW43nXq

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