President Obama said in an interview aired this morning on NBC that he "wasn't familiar" of Jay-Z and Beyoncé's Cuba trip ahead of time:
"Let me ask you about Jay-Z and Beyonce's trip to Cuba," said the NBC host. "Were you aware of it ahead of time and have you seen his open letter which raps about getting White House clearance?"
"I wasn't familiar that they were taking the trip," says Obama. "My understanding is I think they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to Cuba. This is not something the White House was involved with. We've got better things to do."