Politically tone-deaf rap mogul Jay-Z and wife Beyonce’s sight-seeing traipse through oppressed Cuba still has Americans exercising their free speech here in the Land of the Free. Cuban-American rapper Pitbull weighed in with his own freestyle rap opus in response to Jay-Z’s “open letter” to critics.

Some saw it as a “smackdown” of Mr. and Mrs. Carter:

Others were confused:

Most were just grateful to Pitbull for underscoring the desire of many Cuban-Americans to see their native land free from Communist rule.

Here’s the freedom we ride for, here’s the freedom we die for

C-u-b-a hope to see you free one day

As one rap music site put it: “No real heavy lyrical disses, but more of a knowledge drop type track.”

https://twitter.com/iHateDiice/status/323584964694265856

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted out Pitbull’s rap.

https://twitter.com/IXChicharitoXI/status/323511428684345345

But did he actually listen or read the lyrics?

Rough transcription of passage in question (emphasis added):

Politicians love to hate you

But then they run away when it’s time to debate you

Question of the night, would they have mess with Mr. Carter if he was white?

Hm, rhyme with treasury

One way another in Cuba is where they’ll bury me

Happy 5th year anniversary, Jay and B don’t worry it’s on me

Hm, indeed. So, what does Sen. Rubio think of Pitbull’s race-card play and apparent cover for Jay-Z and Beyonce?

https://twitter.com/Coatesvillain/status/323604596993953793

Another knowledge drop: The “rhyme with treasury” lyric is a reference to White House press secretary Jay Carney’s denial that the White House approved of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Cuban vacay.

Full lyrics here.

What do you make of them?

Related:

The Pitbull vs. Rubio beef predates Jay and Bey’s trip.

  • william seaman

    Am I the only one how realizes Pitt Bull loves our Socialist King. Whoops, sorry I mean POTUS.

    • http://twitter.com/CDubya11 CDUB

      I’m so confused and what the heck was Rubio tweeting? Hey, Rubio, is already irrevelant.

      • $46661540

        Rubio needs a hug. He really wants to be loved.

    • http://twitter.com/CDubya11 CDUB

      I’m so confused and what the heck was Rubio tweeting? Hey, Rubio, is already irrevelant.

  • radical1979

    I guess Pitbull doesn’t know how much the right hates Carter.

    • http://www.facebook.com/james.winslow3 James Winslow

      I don’t hate any one, I’m very glad people like Carter are not my heroes tho, glad I don’t have to come up with convoluted lies to myself all the time about how great Jimmy was, he was a disaster, just like the guy in the white house now

      • heyheythere

        Not Jimmy Carter. Shawn Carter. Better known as Jay-Z.

        • waltzingmtilda

          Yea, but it works either way.

      • heyheythere

        Not Jimmy Carter. Shawn Carter. Better known as Jay-Z.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        JIMMY:ALL TEETH AND NO BRAINS! #Americathon JAY-Z:Replace Teeth with Rap… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • http://www.facebook.com/james.winslow3 James Winslow

      I don’t hate any one, I’m very glad people like Carter are not my heroes tho, glad I don’t have to come up with convoluted lies to myself all the time about how great Jimmy was, he was a disaster, just like the guy in the white house now

  • radical1979

    I guess Pitbull doesn’t know how much the right hates Carter.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Three things: 1) Race card
    2) You’re free to go to Cuba, Senor Bull. If America sucks so hard that is.

    3) I’m zero percent offended by Mr. Carter going to Cuba. I’m only offended by how much his rebuttal rap sucked.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Three things: 1) Race card
    2) You’re free to go to Cuba, Senor Bull. If America sucks so hard that is.

    3) I’m zero percent offended by Mr. Carter going to Cuba. I’m only offended by how much his rebuttal rap sucked.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianThorntonJr Brian Thornton

    very disappointed in pitbull, he used to attack the communists in cuba on his old mixtapes and this to me is him placating, i didnt understand any of it

    • malb

      Because the republicans have been marginalized, and he doesn’t want to be like “them”

      • http://twitter.com/BrianThorntonJr Brian Thornton

        what? it has nothing to do with republicans and democrats, its that pitbull has lost his cajones and is too afraid to go after Jay-Z for what he did as a supposed voice for cubans (excuse me while i smirk)

  • http://twitter.com/BrianThorntonJr Brian Thornton

    very disappointed in pitbull, he used to attack the communists in cuba on his old mixtapes and this to me is him placating, i didnt understand any of it

  • Ntr

    Unfortunately, Pitbull has been considered the Creed of rap for years now and should be ignored. This is his second ‘diss’ track he has released this year…he’s thirsty for that attention.

  • Ntr

    Unfortunately, Pitbull has been considered the Creed of rap for years now and should be ignored. This is his second ‘diss’ track he has released this year…he’s thirsty for that attention.

  • malb

    Sorry to tell you, The democrats love the Cuban dictatorship. They are supposed to be the cool ones. You want to be cool too right? Better call anyone else who doesn’t support the Castros racist in the same breath then??

  • ratizbad

    I thought we banned pit-bulls?Even having them in a fenced enclosure!

  • CannonBall2014

    it’s interesting Pitbull mentioned Meyer Lansky asked if he knew where his grave is…jay z brought him up in a rap a few years ago. And for the record, his grave is in Miami.

  • CannonBall2014

    Amusing. Pitbull takes a swipe @ Obama’s PS Carney with the Treasury line, yet almost everyone is talkin about Rubio. Good stuff.

  • Diane Stephan

    Who the hell understands rap?

    • $27789750

      So glad you said that. I had decided there was something wrong with my hearing but see that I’m not alone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Rubio is getting on my nerves. He’s overrated. As for Pitbull. My pitbull’s voice and intelligence is much, much better.

  • ICOYAR

    Cuba. What Obummer wants to turn America into.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    If Pitbull was “Born Politically Incorrect” here in the U.S. Shouldn’t he be more conservative? Or at least, objectionable to Jayonce’s trip? Just askin’… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • lillymckim

    JayZ and Beyonce went there to buy Hand Rolled Cuban Cigars and gawk at the little people.
    Who do they think they are fooling trying to make this about culture, education or at best politics?
    Only politics used here was by Obama granting them open access to Cuba

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Warren/100001648091118 Stephanie Warren

    Yes, pitbull, they would attack him about this if he were white.

  • Rikkilulu

    Listen to the whole song. He is mocking Jay z and the politicians and calls for a free Cuba.

  • Matt Thrift

    who cares. i just want to know if beyonce gave Castro a lapdance like she did for ghadaffi. that sociopath degenerate skank. pitbull is lame.