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.
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:
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