Jay-Z Addresses Cuba and the Nets in “Open Letter”
Jay Z performs in Paris, June 2012. Photo: Guillaume Baptiste/AFP/GettyImages

Jay Z performs in Paris, June 2012. Photo: Guillaume Baptiste/AFP/GettyImages

Jay-Z dropped a new song via his Life + Times website this morning — and rap’s official oligarch is sounding particularly prickly on it. Titled “Open Letter,” the eerie Swizz Beatz and Timbaland-produced track has Jay firing back at the recent wave of criticism that’s been lobbed in his direction: He addresses the investigations into his Cuba jaunt with Beyonce (revelation: He’s a fan of Cubans) and a little ungracefully reacts to barbs about his role in the Barclays Center stadium by claiming, ”I woulda moved the Nets to Brooklyn for free/ Except I made millions off you fuckin’ dweebs.” He then brags about having White House clearance and warns how “the world’s under new management.” The rhyming Illuminati’s on the rise — be very afraid.

Stream “Open Letter” below: 

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