President Obama Says He Has Better Things To Do Than Plan Beyonce And Jay-Z’s Vacation

By: / April 17, 2013

Unless your name is Michelle Obama or, depending on the day, Joe Biden, you probably shouldn’t assume that you’re close personal friends with the President.

Beyonce and Jay-Z had to learn that the hard way on Wednesday when Barack Obama finally commented on their now-controversial trip to Cuba.

He told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie:

“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. You know, this is not something the White House was involved with.”

And then he closed with: “We’ve got better things to do.”

In other words: Nice try, kids.

Obama got dragged into this mess after Jay-Z released a song called “Open Letter,” in which he basically implied the President gave them the OK to visit Cuba.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney later commented on the issue with a similar “Yeah, no” reaction.