Jay-Z Taylor Swift Diss in '100$ Bill' AUDIO From 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack, Song Digs Country Singer (LISTEN)
Jay-Z took a jab at Taylor Swift in his new single, "100$ Bill" from the "Great Gatsby" soundtrack. LISTEN
Jay-Z may be the inspiration for Taylor Swift's next song about her haters, after it was rumored that the rapper made a dig at the 23-year-old in his new song/
The Brookyn-bred rapper dissed at the I Know You Were Trouble singer when he mentioned her in his new single 100$ Bill, which is included on The Great Gatsby soundtrack. The father-of-one mentioned Swift in the following lyrics: "That cheese made us constipated couldn't tell us s-t...Took that, Taylor Swift to a hundred f--king million, b---h."
Reports stated that Jay-Z is in fact referring to his Watch The Throne album and tour collaborator Kanye West, who interrupted Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Music Awards. The lyric implied that West's controversial moment helped increase Swift's fan base and the national attention from the incident helped her sell more albums.
West joined Swift on stage at the 2009 MTV VMA's after she was handed the Video of the Year award. The Otis rapper took the microphone from the country singer and said that Jay-Z's wife Beyonce should have won the award instead after the success she achieved with the wildly popular Single Ladies single.
Jay-Z caused controversy last month when he released a tune titled Open Letter on April 12, which addressed the criticism him and his wife received for their anniversary trip to Cuba. After the Treasury Department confirmed the trip was approved in advance when the couple sent a letter to Congress, Jay-Z released the song with lyrics where he rapped, "boy from the hood but got White House clearance," adding, "Obama said chill, you gonna get me impeached/You don't need this s--t anyway, chill with me on the beach."
The lyrics caused speculation that he personally spoke to the president and that Barack Obama gave him clearance to travel to Havana.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney answered questions about Jay-Z's song during a press conference. A reporter asked Carney if the president spoke to the Brooklyn rapper and gave clearance on the couple's trip.
"I guess nothing rhymes with 'Treasury,' " Carney joked. "Because Treasury offers and gives licenses for travel as you know, and the White House has nothing to do with it. I am absolutely saying that the White House, from the president on down, had nothing to do with anybody's travel to Cuba," he added. "That is something the Treasury handles. OFAC, Treasury, these are tough words to rhyme. It's a song. The president did not communicate with Jay-Z over this trip."
The president responded to Jay-Z's Open Letter at the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 27. During the annual gathering at the White House, Obama joked, "Some things are beyond my control. For example, this whole controversy about Jay-Z going to Cuba."
"It's unbelievable," he added, "I've got 99 problems and now Jay-Z's one."
The Great Gatsby will arrive in theaters on May 10.
Listen to Jay-Z's 100$ Bill, which makes a dig at Taylor Swift.