White House Addresses Jay-Z “Open Letter”

Olivia Pope works fast. Hours after Jay-Z released his new song “Open Letter”,  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney addressed the recording. He says that Hov followed proper protocol and didn’t communicate with President Obama in regards to his visit to Cuba.

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  • Whut?

    Get the scissors ready…dudes bout to get cut off. DAMN!!!

  • Joe Puf

    Its a lyric in a song, they takin it too song

  • Joe Puf

    Its a lyric in a song, they takin it too far

  • Donn

    WOOOOOOOW

    YOU KNOW YOU ARE POWERFUL WHEN YOU GOT THE WHITE HOUSE RESPONDING TO YOUR “HIP HOP” RECORD. LIKE C’MON, JAY-Z IS IN ANOTHER UNIVERSE

    THE FACT THEY RESPONDED SAYS WHERE JAY-Z IS IN HIS CAREER

  • JEEZY RIP THE NR 1 RECORD IN THE WORLD

    WHAT ABOUT THAT NEW JEEZY YN

  • J UK

    I love this woman reading the lyrics. The should have a YouTube channel and some spoken word 2 Chainz covers

  • michelle michelle

    This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen…

  • Slim Baller

    FUCK OBAMA

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Im sure Bill “Scumbag” O’Reilly will have something to say as well. DAMN !!! White House is talking about HOV ! singz *Momma I made it*

  • atown don

    Aint nobody checking 4 Jeezy.. He a LOCAL rapper LOL

  • wiz

    Jay z have to chill, we know it’s a song but these reporter and Republicans are going to run with it and make it into something bigger than what it really is. They trying to get Obama out the White House by any means.

    • B.Dot

      @wiz Obama got 3 years left in that place. He aint going nowhere

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Btw Rick Ross’ nuts taste like lemon pepper wings. Scrumptious!

  • stop it

    Man these people look for any little thing to cause a “big” story. I thought the video was funny as hell. Good for Jay-Z being mentioned in a W.H. press confrence haha.

  • wiz

    @B.DOT I know but them republicans trying to get dirt on Obama so they can try to impeach him

  • Carlito R

    No homo but I love this dude Hov.

  • king

    HOV nobdoy doing it bigger period. move the culture for all these years NOBODY FUCKING WITH THE BOY.

  • John John

    I like how the guy said, “its a song Donna”. Maybe he should be Ross publicist.

  • FUCK_NICK_CANNON

    Obama said “chill, you gonna get me impeached”
    But you don’t need this shit anyway
    Chill with me on the beach
    PART LEFT OUT OF RAP BELOW:
    Keep this own conversation out of your raps; Capisce!

  • minka

    Jay stay lyin! Expose the camel!

  • Yeaaahhh

    She totally misquoted the lyrics.. SMH.. Just took bits and pieces that we saying totally different things and made it into another.. Took the lyric totally out of context.. Fuckin idiots..

  • Ivy Blue Hov

    @Yeaaahhh, you sound surprised my g, that shit is par for the course for journalists

  • Loaded

    yooooo this shit got me dyin. the world might explode. i have no idea wtf is goin on anymore lmao

  • http://www.youtube.com/clodubai C-Lo

    Ha! Jigga is big time for real!

  • http://www.youtube.com/clodubai C-Lo

    ^^^Haha! Nobody has an idea!

  • Facts

    Yeah yeah, it’s hood now! – Lupe

  • Johnny Ryall

    Ha! Jay C got jokes “I guess nothin rhymes with treasury”
    Reporters and politicians speaking rap lyrics got me dying, bury me.

  • Beaming

    If jay ain’t on top then who is? Any other rappers getting addressed by the White House? Riiiiight, and niggas got the nerve to say jay ain’t shit, people crazy man. Watch out for them weirdos shit is real out here.

  • Ibrahim

    This shit was fucking hilarious to say the least especially cause the other reporters can’t contain themselves while she’s asking a dumb question

  • epinz

    This is nothing new….white been fuckin with hiphop for a long time….jay just need to chill. Somethingsu just dont put out there…im sure obama called him after he heard them lyrics

  • STINKMEANER

    WOW THIS IS TOO MUCH. WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY IS RESPONDING TO JAYZ LYRICS

    ITS THE ROC

  • / R K V N E

    We winnin’

  • Nathaniel

    look at these yuppies tryna Decode lyrics and throw shots at the same time. ha! they ain’t got a clue.

    hip hop wins again.

  • Nathaniel

    here you toms go, talking bout “chill hov, don’t get anybody in twubble wi da white man.”

    grow some balls, niggas. it’s time out for cowardly niggas.

  • Megamind

    @Beaming – preach my nigga! But you can’t tell that to these kids who were raise by their 40yrs old grandmother and their moms is 28 and their 16!

    This nigga HOV is THE best…period…he changes the topic of conversation. Man this ain’t fuck Ryan Seacrest or some MTV shit…this is the FKN white house…the reporting pool are laughing at her. See the thing is, THEY can’t even understand how this cat Hov is so powerful. Man, this is something Black people need to take hold of man….cherish our culture and cultural leaders. I’m not saying Hov is King, X, Sharpton, Jackson, etc…but ppl like him, Spike, Oprah, Bill Cosby…man they made it in America…and tell OUR stories…Oprah aside…but shit, the whole country was listening to and buy shit that a Black woman told them to! Cosby STAY putting up positive images of our ppl on TV…Spike ALWAYS tells a side of our story with our actors…i’m missing some heros but y’all get the point. Jay is NOW and WILL forever be that face of the culture…he outlived to of the greats…and business wise he’s accomplished more than others (Puff and Dre aside)…Nas, Cube, Will Smith and Ice T are the only other one who transcends the culture and the music!

    I’m out…i need to do some work!
    Indicud out 4/16 (work plug)

    peace!

  • As Real As It Gets

    They remind you that you ghetto.

  • smokehouse

    HAHAHAHA so funny what a joke rap music is to the adult world. They couldn’t stop chuckling at the mere mention of Jay-Z and the lyrics being read aloud

  • Only need one word

    Dead

  • Tbones

    SMH @ all the stans up top with Jays nuts in their mouth tryna spin an obvious disclaimer of Jays claim in a track as a positive thing. Stans are the worst kinds, they cant seem to think clearly and all act like muppets. SMH.

  • Tbones

    To all the stans getting wet cos their favorite rapper just got called a liar and disclaimed by the white house, ANy other rapper that told the same kinda lie in the track implicating the white house would have got the same treatment. chill stans.

  • Megamind

    @Tbones – fam you’re slow…you’re response is expected from someone who can’t articulate their POV…they get defensive and name call, divert attention with a joke, etc. He’s a FKN rapper, the irony is the truth was told from the jump…he got clearance…that’s where the story should have ended. The fact that you’re digging deeper into the lyrics…looking for the basis of Hov and Pres Obama’s conversation shows that you’re the real stan…irony is a bitch.
    Funny thing is, you act as if this nigga wasn’t just at the White House for the inauguration!
    NO ONE know what they talk about…but put it this way..how many other RAPPERS have this much access to the most powerful man in the free world.

    You’re a fuckin clown cake…this nigga calls himself T-Bones…bum ass nigga…get a job

  • mac DIESEL

    JAY NEED TO DO ANOTHER DECODE BOOK AND HAVE THAT ALBINO MONKEY ON BOOK SIGNING DAY, TO READ THOSE SAME LYRICS AND LET HER DECODE THE VERSE!!!! NOW THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!

    ………….HA!!!! THESE DEVILS IS GETTIN’ DESPERATE!!!! THEY READIN’ RAP LYRICS NOW TO DENOUNCE THE PRESIDENT!!!! ALL U CAN DO IS LAUGH!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • STINKMEANER

    did anyone listen to this and really think obama actually said “chill, you’re gonna get me impeached” – be real, if you taking lyrics like this literally then you are just dumb as the idiots at fox news

    please, be less stupid

  • Tbones

    @MegaStan above me. Yuse a muppet. The White House have spoken, Jay dint converse or get any type of clearance from Obama. Jay followed d protocol every other US citizen would have followed on a “misson” like the one they went for by contacting the treasury department who handles all clearances for travel to Cuba. Stans always tryna twist shit like the fucking morons they are.

    Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys were also at the inauguration so whats the big deal.

  • Tbones

    @MegaStan, what the white house just did is a disclaimer, check your dictionary if u know how to read.

  • Black Shady

    They taking it too seriously…

  • Megamind

    @T-Bone…ahh you mad! LOL…bum, dumb ass nigga.
    It be the lowest common denominator of people questioning people doing something LOL…
    T-Bum…you want to send your demo? I’ll check it out…let me see if you have enough talent to warrant you a shot at one day being invited to the WH or even doing or making art of note.

    I’m done with you homie…it’s funny that you’re doing all this to break down that Hov didn’t actually speak to the Pres…it’s sad really…it shows that you actually hold on to every word this nigga speaks LOL…Learn the Bible, read a book…Auto of Malcolm X, Fred Douglass…The Alchemist…something you can retain…MY argument is the Hov is the best RAPPER…He’s a FKN rapper…and a damn good one…of course he stretches the truth…but his lies are more real than 85% of other rappers truths…learn son! and FKN LISTEN…don’t just skim through lyrics.

  • http://meninstylesociety.wordpress.com meninstylesociety

    Are you serious? North Korea wants to kill us and everyone is worrying about Jay-Z, Beyonce, Obama, Cuba and a rap song. I have lost all hope in humanity. Smdh.

  • Tbones

    @MegaStan, have u checked the meaning of disclaimer? Ol fuck boy still tryna twist. The White house just categorically denied all what ur god Jay said. Why u mad? A lot crazy stans in this world.

  • DJ Semtex’s Prothsetic

    HHAHAHAHAHA ITS A SONG DONNA HAHA

    WHITE PEOPLE POLITICS DONT EVEN MESS WITH MUSIC LOL

  • BLACK EBERT

    THIS PROVES THAT JAY-Z HAS TAKEN HIP HOP WHERE NO MAN HAS EVER BEFORE….

    TWO BLACK THUMBS UP, WAY UP.

    BLUEPRINT 4?

  • Chronic

    dude answering said it perfect…”its just a song”

  • Truth Will Out

    @Tbones

    Rule #1 in any deal or debate. You cannot negotiate with yourself. So please stop Stupid. Nobody can comprehend your ignorant POV. You sound like the mother of an idiot.

    So fuck off! Better yet, go sodomize a mother fucker.

    —Truth Will Out

  • Oj da Cornball

    So we gonna act like Jay-z just get ethered for fronting with that line?

    “I guess nothing rhyme treasury”

  • DJSTIZZY

    ARE YAW SERIOUS. DID YOU NOTICE THAT SHE TOOK LYRICS FROM DIIFERENT PARTS OF HIS VERSE AND MESHED THEM TOGETHER, HE SAID YOU GET TOO MUCH BREAD THEY TRY 2 JAM YA ( STICK UP BOYS AND MEDIA) THEN HE LET’S US KNOW HE’S ORDINARY: BOY FROM THE HOOD BUT GOT WHITE HOUSE CLEARANCE. THEN HE BASHES GOVT REPORTER SKIPS THESE LYRICS AND MESHES WHITE HOUSE CLEARANCE WITH HIS TRIP TO CUBA.

  • no1

    “Its a Song Donavan”…. ha

  • http://www.freeinternetmarketingtutorial.com/?TrackerName=rapradar ilexx

    Hold so niggaz actually think/thought Obama told Jay to “chill, you might get me impeached” or that Obama literally cleared him to go to Cuba. I don’t think anybody thought Obama actually said that, this is funny though. So niggaz think Obama and Jay be chillin on the beach too?

    Shits funny…

  • HK

    @John John says: “I like how the guy said, “its a song Donna”. Maybe he should be Ross publicist.”

    ^LMBAO

  • http://jdareal.com sway-z

    You niggas just need to really think about this for a second in the proper context. This is a nigga from the projects. And he actually has a relationship with the President of this country, to the point that Republicans trying their best to turn a trip to Cuba into some other shit. All from rap music. Shit is crazy

  • Tbones

    @Truth wil out the stan, start making sense. The white house just called ur god Jay a liar and u are here acting stupid. lol.

  • RUTHLESS

    @Tbones uhmm can u get a life, we all know that Jay never spoke to Obama, the White House was just pointing that out to non hip hop listeners that think everything rappers say is the truth. if u thought Jay was being serious that u a damn idiot.

  • king

    @tbones…..can you please shut up. rap is a braggers game from its birth lets see who can say the biggest thing. so when jay said he was smoking cubans with castro we know it aint true it just paints a picture. is just means i can do what alot of people cant. if i said im stronger than the hulk all it simply means im stronger than who ever human, you seem not to understand poetic language. think before you type.

  • Itz Yourz

    Smh, sad he has to even answer shit like this.

  • Tbones

    @Ruthless and King, your groupie asses are quick to quote Jay Z hyperbolic lines as gospel, now that the White House called him a liar, you are controlling the damage with your lame excuses. I see you have to protect your god because you all live vicariously through him. Fucking muppets. Just like yall stans thought he actually owns DefJam, Ae of Spades, D’usse, Baclays arena, and took it as gospel, we with common sense knew its just rap, nothing much.

  • http://rapradar JADatsyuk

    Taking shit way too serious! DIG A HOLE BURY YOURSELF!!