TODAY   |  April 17, 2013

Obama: ‘I wasn’t familiar’ with Jay-Z Cuba trip

In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, President Barack Obama says the White House has “better things to do” than get involved with the travel plans of celebrities.

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>> let me ask you about jay-z and beyonce's trip to cuba. 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. 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.