While rap mogul Jay-Z‘s name continues to dominate headlines heading into the weekend, Fox News personality Dana Perino decided to drop a freestyle diss directed at Young Hov’s head.
Presented as a parody during a Fox News broadcast this week, Dana P taunted Hov for taking a publicized trip to Cuba.
“Yeah, I was inspired. I was inspired earlier today as I was reading this. Rap is such a complicated form of music. So I gave it a shot. “Well my name’s Tiny D and I’m here to say, I bust funky fresh rhymes in a major way/So I’m white like Casper, got a dog named Jasper/And if you don’t think Beyoncé fears me, go ahead and ask her/So if you love Castro, stick with Jay-Z, but if you love you freedom, pick Day-P, that’s me.” (“Fox News”)
Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was forced to address Jay-Z’s new “Open Letter” song and speculation of President Obama talking to Hov about his five-year anniversary vacation.
Rapper Jay-Z’s latest track is getting poor reviews from the White House. In the song, entitled “Open Letter,” Jay-Z brags that he “got White House clearance” for his recent controversial trip to Cuba with wife Beyonce. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today denied the White House had any involvement with their trip, saying the Treasury Department handles all clearances for travel to Cuba. “I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury,” Carney joked. In the song, Jay-Z also recounts a conversation he had with President Obama about his trip. “Obama said, ‘Chill, you, gonna get me impeached… We don’t need this s-t anyway, chill with me on the beach,” he raps in the nearly three-minute song. (ABC News)
The White House official also made sure to distance President Obama from the record.
Carney dismissed the claim. “It’s a song,” he said. “The president did not communicate with Jay-Z over this trip.” “I am absolutely saying that the White House, from the president on down, had nothing to do with anybody’s personal — anybody’s travel to Cuba. That is something that Treasury handles,” he said. Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Havana was government-sanctioned and allowed through a licensed program that encourages “meaningful contacts” with Cubans. According to the new song, they “turned Havana into Atlanta” with “Guayabera shirts and bandanas,” Jay-Z raps. (ABC News)
On the track, Hovi raps about having a conversation with the president about the heat he has received since the trip to Havana.
“I done turned Havana to Atlanta,” Hov raps. “Every time you think they got me I switch the plan up/Bulletproof this, radio scanners/Ballin’ ’til they ban us/You gettin’ too much bread, they tryna’ jam you/Boy from the hood but got White House clearance/Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance/Politicians never did sh*t for me/Except lie to me, distort history/Wanna give me jail time and a fine/Fine, let me commit a real crime/I might buy a kilo for Chief Keef/Out of spite, I just might flood these streets/Hear the freedom in my speech/Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep/Could’ve bought the Nets to Brooklyn for free/Except I made millions off it, you f*ckin’ dweeb/I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat/Y’all buy that bullsh*t, you’d better keep your receipt/Obama said chill, you gonna get me impeached/But you don’t need this sh*t anyway/Chill with me on the beach” (“Open Letter”)
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