Transcript of "White house responds to jay z's 'open letter' obama lyrics"
ARTICLES COLUMNS THE JUICE White House Responds to Jay-Zs Open Letter Obama Lyrics0 "Its a song, Donovan. The President did not communicate with Jay-Z over this trip," press secretary Jay Carney tells Politico reporter0 Jay-Zs new song "Open Letter," a response to criticism over his and Beyonces0 trip to Cuba, has racked up nearly 500,000 listens in just a few hours. Now we know that some of those plays came from the White House and the reporters that cover it. During a White House press briefing earlier today, Politico reporter Donovan7 Slack asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney whether President Obama gave Jay-Z and Beyoncé clearance for their travel, based off a lyric from the rappers just-released song "Open Letter."