Jay Z's New Rap: Did Obama Approve Cuban Trip?

The rapper released a new song firing back at critics of his trip to Cuba.
1:53 | 04/12/13

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Now, okay, so jay-z goes to cuba, now he's rapping about it. Firing back at critics of his trip to cuba with his wife beyonce celebrating their wedding anniversary and doing it all in song. The white house immediately responding. Take a look. ♪ I'm in cuba I love cuba ♪ the song's title is "open letter" but plays more like an open protest jay-z launching back in song against congressional critics of his recent trip to havana with wife beyonce. ♪ Wanna give me jail time and a fine. Fine let me commit a real crime." Reporter: It blew up when they were granted a cultural license by the treasury department to travel to cuba for their fifth anniversary. Even though american tourists are normally not allowed to visit the communist country but in the new song jay-z suggests the president who socializes with the couple and enjoyed their support during his campaign somehow signed off on the trip himself. He raps "a boy from the hood but has white house clearance." ♪ Obama we don't need this ♪ Reporter: On thursday the white house was quick to deny any presidential involvement. I guess nothing rhymes with treasury. he goes treasury offers and gives licenses for travel as you know and the white house has nothing to do with it. The president did not communicate with jay-z over this trip. Jay-z is far and away beyond anything else he is a brilliant lyricist so music is the form he's going to issue when he wants to make a statement. Reporter: Some republicans are still questioning the trip. ♪ I done turned havana to atlanta." Pretty quick turnaround. In a radio interview his producer swiss beatz said they started working on it wednesday night and by the next morning, yesterday, jay-z had all the verses done.

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