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Jay-Z's 'Open Letter' Gets Cuban-American Response from Pitbull

Jay-Z's 'Open Letter' Gets Cuban-American Response from Pitbull
Posted Monday, April 15th 2013 @ 1pm

On Sunday, a few days after Jay-Z dropped his 'Open Letter' rap, Pitbull released a version of his own….

The Hov version was released a week after he and Beyonce spent their wedding anniversary on the island where U.S. holds strong economic sanctions and following the trip the couple received a ton of criticism and were even probed into whether or not they had the proper clearance to travel there.

On Pit's track he educated listeners on Cuba politics and the island's delicate relations with the U.S. 

"Born in Miami, right on time/ Scarface, El Mariel Cuban crime," the rapper rhymed references the Mariel boatlift, which brought Cuban immigrants to the U.S. in 1980, many of whom had criminal pasts. 

The rap also includes references to Elian Gonzalez, the Bay of Pigs invasion and the infamous Cuban Missile Crisis. "It's the freedom that we ride for. it's the freedom that we die for/ C-U-B-A/ Hope to see you free one day," he raps about the communist country.

On the last verse Pitbull speaks directly to Hov, over the same beat of Hov's 'Open Letter,' "Question of the night/ Would they have messed with Mr. Carter if he was white?" he ends with "Happy fifth-anniversary, Jay and B, don't worry it's on me."  

Check out the rap for yourself...

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