Jay-Z Got Cuba Clearance From Obama? White House Says No

'I guess nothing rhymes with treasury,' spokesman Jay Carney tells reporters on Thursday (April 11).

Yes, Jay-Z is probably on a first-name basis with President Obama. But despite what Jay rhymes in his just-released new song, “Open Letter,” 
 he didn’t actually call the White House to get a pass to visit Cuba.

In addition to the usual beltway banter you might expect about gun control and North Korea, Thursday’s (April 11) daily presidential press briefing included the first time in memory that Obama administration spokesperson Jay Carney was asked to respond to a fresh hip-hop track.

After a reporter painstakingly recited such lyrics as “I turned Havana into Atlanta … Boy from the ’hood, I got White House clearance. … Obama said ’chill you gonna get me impeached,” Carney smiled and shot back what sounded like a prepared answer about Jay’s boasts.

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