Pitbull’s Bruce Springsteen-moment (among Cuban-Americans)
Here at Babalu we remain unwavering in our obnoxious habit of exploring a topic beyond its Tweet headline. It's practically unanimous now: the (Obama-backing) MSM, regards (Obama-Backing) Pitbull's Open Letter as a diss --not against his fellow (Obama-backing) rapper Jay-Z--but against those who criticized his Cuba trip.
From ABC News:
In non-typical Cuban-American fashion, Pitbull is actually defending the Carters' trip.
From TIME Mag.
In his new freestyle, Pitbull has offered his support to Jay and Bey, who celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on the Caribbean island.
From USA Today:
Pitbull freestyle supports Jay-Z/Beyonce's Cuba trip
From the Washington Post blog:
....in which he made it clear he’s no Castro sympathizer (“C-U-B-A, hope to see you free one day”), but also took a dig at the politicians who objected to the stars’ trip:
Pitbull's "Open Letter,' which comes just days after Jay-Z released a song of the same name, shows support for the Brooklyn rapper
From NBC Latino:
to make it clear, Pitbull is squarely on Jay-Z’s side
Pitbull ends his rap with a message of support to Jay-Z,
From Rolling Stone:
The Florida rapper comes down squarely on Jay-Z's side
From the Huffington Post:
If you’re expecting an attack on Jay-Z, though, you won’t find it here.
Miami pop rapper Pitbull also comes to the defense of Jay-Z.
From FoxNews Latino:
Pitbull Defends Beyonce, Jay Z...Pitbull is firing back at the elected officials who have vehemently criticized Jay Z and Beyoncé for visiting Cuba.
Bruce Springsteens's Born in the USA was as bitter an attack on his nation's policies as was Country Joe McDonald's The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag, made famous at Woodstock.
And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
But the widespread misinterpretation of Bruce's diss against Republicans during those heady Reagan years was such that the Reagan campaign craved it as their campaign '84 theme song! Bruce, to his credit, set 'em straight.
"Clearly the key to the enormous explosion of Bruce Springsteen's popularity is the misunderstanding...He is a tribute to the fact that people hear what they want to hear." Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone mag.
In fact: Pitbull was dissing--not Jay-Z--but Marco Rubio....GOT it, amigos!.....Geeeeesh...!!!