President Obama: I've Got Better Things To Worry About Than Jay-Z's Cuba Trip
By Jessica Rawden 2 years ago
Jay-Z and Beyoncé recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in style, heading down to Cuba for some fun in the sun and also managing to spend time with fans living in the area. Since arriving back, the American couple has suffered some major scrutiny for heading to Havana during their vacation and now, President Obama actually bothered to weigh in—with the right level of derision toward the media for even bothering him with the question, and rightfully so.
In an interview taped before this week’s Boston Marathon, President Obama spoke with news anchor Savannah Guthrie on Today, telling her he was unaware of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip and doesn’t particularly feel the need to make any judgments about the circumstances of the vacation or how the couple made it into the country.
"I wasn't familiar that they were taking the trip. You know, this is not something the White House was involved with. We've got better things to do."
Apparently, Jay-Z doesn’t, however. The 43-year-old rapper recently dropped a new track, “Open Letter,” that (thankfully) is a little better than his wife’s recent musical release. “Open Letter” spends some time mocking politicians for giving a crap about his trip to Cuba and also bothers to call out President Obama. Obama’s clearly not sweating the implied insult, and as Bob Costas recently noted, getting “namechecked” is pretty special. However, so is getting to visit Cuba.
In case you haven't heard it yet, here's "Open Letter"...