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Jay-Z Addresses Politicians, Critics, Haters on Blistering Diss Track ‘Open Letter’

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Ya’ll gonna learn today — don’t make Jay-Z angry. After being criticized for his controversial trip to Havana, the rap mogul dropped a blistering track today to remind us that he will not lose.

On the heated diss song ‘Open Letter,’ produced by hitmakers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, Hov spits lyrical shots at politicians, critics, haters, media and anyone who gives him the side-eye.

“Done turned Havana into Atlanta,” he raps, adding, “Politicians never did s— for me / Except lie to me, distort history.”

Jay then spits, “They wanna give me jail time and a fine — Fine, let me commit a real crime,” referencing conservative politicians’ demands for an investigation into Jayonce’s trip to Cuba. “I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans [cigars] / This communist talk is so confusing / When it’s China the mic I’m using.”

Jay-Z also addressed his ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets. “I woulda moved the Nets to Brooklyn for free / Except I made millions off you f—ing dweebs / I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seats / You buy that bulls—, you better keep your receipts,” he raps.

Before ending the song, Jay-Z fires off one more salvo to the haters. “We almost wanna start a revolution / You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shootin’ / The world’s under new management, the new role model, f— the Zoolander s—.”

Not since ‘U Don’t Know‘ or maybe ‘D.O.A.‘ has Jay-Z gone lyrically H.A.M. on a song.

Listen to the track below and get educated. Y’all gonna learn today.

Listen to Jay-Z’s ‘Open Letter’

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