Jay-Z's "Open Letter" References Cuba Trip, Nets Ownership

By Rebecca Macatee
|  Thursday, Apr 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:00 AM PDT
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It's official: Jay-Z wins at life.

On Thursday, the rapper released "Open Letter," a song addressing head-on all the latest rumors and controversies surrounding him. The self-proclaimed "Bob Dylan of rap music" managed (in under three minutes!) to slam the critics of his and Beyonce's trip to Havana, diffuse any talk of him abandoning the Brooklyn Nets and so much more.

In the NSFW track, Hov proudly proclaims he "done tuned Havana to Atlanta," and that he and Queen Bey will be "ballin' 'til they ban us."

NEWS: Jay and Bey's trip to Havana was authorized by U.S. government

"Wanna give me jail time and a fine?" he raps. "Fine, let me commit a real crime/I might buy a kilo for Chief Keef...Out of spite I just might flood these streets."

"Y'all must wanna start a revolution/ Whenever I'm threatened I start shooting," he continues. "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."

VIDEO: Bey and Jay celebrate their anniversary in Cuba

Jay also points out he's a "boy from the hood but got White House clearance," and suggested President Barack Obama might've been concerned with his trip to Havana. One lyric reads: "Obama said chill, you gonna get me impeached/You don't need this s--t anyway, chill with me on the beach"

And all that talk that Mr. Carter was planning on selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets to start his own sports agency? "I still own the building/ I'm still keeping my seats," he raps. "Y'all buy that bulls--t, y'all better keep y'all receipts."

(Warning: This audio clip contains language that may be offensive to some listeners.) 

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