Jay-Z Addresses Cuba Criticism & Nets Ownership In "Open Letter"

posted Thursday April 11 ,2013 at 11:30AM CDT | 56 comments

Jay-Z Addresses Cuba Criticism & Nets Ownership In

Jay-Z refers to Brooklyn Nets ownership news as "bullshit" on the Swizz Beatz-produced "Open Letter."

For rap Titan Jay-Z his newest record “Open Letter” serves as just that, it’s a lyrical open letter the rapper uses to address a number of recent happenings in his life including the controversy surrounding his trip to Havana, Cuba and news surrounding his ownership of the Brooklyn Nets.

Jay-Z immediately kicks off “Open Letter” with a reference to his controversial trip to Cuba as he dotes on turning the city’s capital of Havana into Atlanta before addressing the various politician’s who’ve called for the investigation of his trip.

“Politicians never did shit for me/ Except lie to me, distort history/ Wanna give me jail time and a fine/ Fine, let me commit a real crime,” Jay-Z raps.

The Swizz Beatz-produced number also finds Jay-Z speaking on reports that he may be dropping his ownership of the Brooklyn Nets.

“Would've brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free/ Except I made millions off it, you fuckin' dweeb/ I still own the building, I'm still keeping my seat/ Y'all buy that bullshit, you'd better keep y'all receipt,” states the rapper on “Open Letter.”

For fans of the noted Brooklyn rapper, there may be more new tunes to come. During an interview with Hot 97, Swizz Beatz revealed that “Open Letter” was just one of three records he recorded with Jay-Z last night (April 10).

“We started the beat in Jay-Z’ office. Then we took it to the 40/40,” said Swizz Beatz, according to AllHipHop.com. “And Jay called me in the morning with his verse…We did four crazy joints last night.”

RELATED: Jay-Z & Beyonce's Cuba Trip Reportedly Licensed By U.S. Treasury Department

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