Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! Pres. Obama Says The White House ‘Has Better Things To Do’ Than Worry About Jay & Bey’s Vacay Plans
A couple of weeks ago Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé were spotted in Cuba on their fifth wedding anniversary. Whether the couple expected it or not is debatable, but their Cuban excursion stirred up much controversy, which included members of congress launching an investigation into the nature of their trip and political activists urging Washington to punish the hip-hop power couple accordingly if it was found that their trip was in violation the country’s Embargo Act, which prohibits Americans from journeying to Cuba for tourism purposes. Adding fuel to fire, not long after his return to the States, Jay-Z dropped controversial track “Open Letter,” where he addresses critics over their responses to his trip and rapped about having White House clearance due to his relationship with President Obama. Things got so out of hand that even the White House addressed the song during a press conference last week, expressing that President Obama had not spoken to Jay-Z or Beyoncé regarding their trip and that the White House has nothing to do with approving travel.
It turns out that Jay and Bey’s trip was in fact authorized by the proper government agency, which is the U.S. Department of Treasury, yet somehow, the public refuses to let the issue die. During a recent appearance on Today, the President was questioned about the song and his involvement in the Carters’ trip to Cuba.
“I wasn’t familiar that they were taking the trip. My understanding is that they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to Cuba. This is not something the White House was involved with. We’ve got better things to do,” President Obama stated, seemingly through with the frivolous topic.
We have to agree Mr. President, there are plenty of other things to be concerned with.
Turn the page to watch Pres. Obama’s interview. Should Jay-Z apologize for dragging our President into the middle of his controversy or is the media to blame for blowing his lyrics out of proportion?