Remy: Jay-Z’s Cuba State of Mind
posted at 7:44 am on April 13, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Boy from the hood, I got White House clearance,” says rap impresario Jay-Z in his newest song, “Open Letter,” in which he defends his recent vacation to Cuba.
The trip, which he made with his wife Beyonce, is the most controversial celebrity junket at least since former basketball star shuffled off to Pyongyang to shoot hoops with Kim Jong Un. Jay-Z says that the Obama administration helped arrange the trip, an assertion that White House spokesman Jay Carney has denied. (For more on Jay-Z’s response to the controversy, go here.)
Whatevs. In his latest video for Reason TV, Remy wonders why Jay-Z was chilling in a country that has imprisoned rappers such as Angel Remon Arzuaga and members of the punk band Porno para Ricardo.
Can millions of deluded Westerners wearing Che’s face on their clothing and purses be wrong? Er … yeah.