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Update: Pitbull weighs in on Jay-Z, Beyonce Cuba controversy

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 08: Recording artist Pitbull performs onstage during Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night presented by the Academy of Country Music at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Pitbull (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Will this be the final word on the Jay-Z and Beyonce Cuba trip controversy? Eh, probably not, but at least we now have a Cuba-American rapper weighing in. Miami-based hip-hop star Pitbull released his own musical reaction on Monday, 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: “Question of the night / Would they have messed with Mr. Carter if he was white?” In a short tune that references Elian Gonzalez and Meyer Lansky, the son of Cuban immigrants also unearths a historic resentment: “Bay of Pigs, big bluff. / We thought they had our back but they left us straight stuck.”

Listen: Pitbull – “Open Letter freestyle”

Earlier: Jay-Z responds to Cuba controversy with new song, 4/11/13

Beyonce and Jay-z in Cuba more controversial than past star visits; Rubio raises concerns, 4/8/13

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