Jay-Z writes "Open Letter" in response to haters

The rapper made headlines recently for a controversial trip to Cuba and selling his share of the Brooklyn Nets

By Prachi Gupta

Published April 11, 2013 3:42PM (EDT)

Addressing controversy in the epic fashion that only Jay-Z can, the rap icon has released a track called "Open Letter," responding to those who criticized his recent trip to Cuba with wife Beyoncé and his decision to sell his share in the Brooklyn Nets.

On Cuba:

Politicians never did shit for me/ Except lie to me, distort history/ They wanna give me jail time and a fine-- Fine, let me commit a real crime/ Obama said, "Chill, you're going to get me impeached"/ You don't need this shit anyway, chill with me on the beach

On the Nets:

I woulda moved the Nets to Brooklyn for free/ Except I made millions off you fucking dweebs/ I still own the building, I'm keeping my seats/ You buy that bullshit, you better keep your receipts

"Open Letter" is produced by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Listen to it below:

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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