TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

White House

Obama Did NOT Rap

With Jay-Z About Cuba

4/11/2013 10:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

041113_jay_z_white_house_launch
The Hova Flap is Ovah! ... so says Prez Obama's press secretary.

Jay Carney told White House reporters ... the only reason Jay-Z implicated Obama in his new song is because it's hard to find something that rhymes with treasury.

As you know, in Hova's song, "Open Letter," he raps, "Obama said chill, 'You gonna get me impeached.' We don't need this s*** anyway. Chill with me on the beach."

But Carney claims POTUS had zero contact with Jay-Z about the Cuba trip, and it was all handled by the Treasury Dept.

The best part ... you gotta hear the reporter feebly rap the lyrics. That's why they call it the WHITE House Press Corps.

158 COMMENTS

No Avatar
61.

RealAsTheyCome!    

And in other news... North korea is playing the U.S like a fiddle.

467 days ago
62.

Danielle123    

People are only mad because it was Beyonce and Jay Z. People go to Cuba regularly. They just don't travel directly from the US. Nobody gives a flying fajita if the ordinary person goes to Cuba so why all of this hoopla over them two? I'm sure they were not the only Americans in Cuba at the time. Also, people go to the Middle East often. That region as well as the people within it typically hate us and everything that we, Americans, stand for. Are people protesting against traveling THERE? No. You guys don't care about this situation at all. You all just need something to complain about.

467 days ago
63.

mcf1040    

What a news day.

467 days ago
64.

Poopsi47    

Stop hatin,the change is happening

467 days ago
65.

Raejean    

So if the Treasury handled it, why was it approved?

467 days ago
66.

Jeff    

this should be beneath any President to address but Obama opened the door for critisism on this one, getting close to a self admitted drug dealer who made his fortune rapping about disrespecting women etc.. Barry should of kept JayZ at arms lenght at best

467 days ago
67.

waleek    

IT IS A DAMN SONG!!!!! These touchy ASS people need to STOP looking so hard for a story!

467 days ago
68.

joecrabs    

If that weasel Jay Carney said it, it must be the truth. SMH

467 days ago
69.

obvious    

Why would the whitehouse even give this stupid rap joke a moment of their time?.

467 days ago
70.

NWX    

Jay-Z was sent to deliver a message from the administration.. Just like Dennis Rodman and more to come... Notice a trend? The people are in place. The agenda is in motion. Next is the best part white people stay tuned, the story only gets better. -InformedNegro

467 days ago
71.

RobinD323    

Excuse my french but, How ****ing stupid to even respond to such BS. Excuse me but isn't our country about to be at war with N. Korea? And Obama releases a presser about Jay-Z of all people? OMG he's really qualified to run the United States. NOT!

467 days ago
72.

Diamond Goddess!    

Fake Bey-Z are so OVAH!!!
*yawn*I
*eyeroll*

467 days ago
73.

alexis    

Love love love love love love obama.

467 days ago
74.

Bridget    

It doesn't even make sense that Obama would risk a scandal so Jay Z could go on a fricken vacation. This whole "controversy" is ridiculous.

467 days ago
75.

alexis    

Best president ever!!!!!!! Voted in by the people. 2 terms baby!!

467 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web