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Pitbull has released a response to Jay-Z's "Open Letter", which itself was a response to politicians critical of his recent trip to Cuba with Beyonce.

We know. It's confusing, and his song lyrics make it even more so.

Pitbull, a.k.a. Mr. Worldwide, is a rapper known for everybody-come-together-and-party anthems and not for subtlety or wading into political waters.

His "Open Letter" is certainly ... different.

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With the 2012 election exactly three weeks away, Jay-Z has released a new ad for President Barack Obama's campaign, entitled "The Power of Our Voice."

Interwoven with clips of Obama's own September 1 speech, Jay's two-minute video praises the White House occupant, crediting him for giving so many people "hope."

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As the organizer and headlining performer at the Budweiser Made In America festival in Philadelphia this weekend, Jay-Z received a boost from one of his biggest fans:

United States President Barack Obama.

In a pre-recorded video, Obama said Jay-Z's personal story is what Made In America - the concert series' tagline - means. He also urged concert-goers to vote, obvs.

Obama is up for reelection on Tuesday, November 6. Nicki Minaj endorsed Mitt Romney today in a new rap song, but it's safe to say we know which way Jay's voting.

Check out the Obama Jay-Z concert below:

Decision 2012: How are you voting?

 

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Jay-Z says he strongly agrees with President Obama's support of same-sex marriage, equating opposition to gay equality with discrimination.

In a recent interview with CNN, the rapper said he believed supporting gay marriage, as Obama did last week, was "the right thing to do."

“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back,” Jay-Z said, referencing the fact that it's not recognized nationwide.

“What people do in their own homes is their business and you love whoever you love. That’s their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks."

"It’s discrimination plain and simple.”

In Philadelphia to announce a two-day music festival in early September, Jay-Z sat down with CNN's Poppy Harlow to chat about broader issues.

Asked if he felt Obama, dubbed the first gay president by Newsweek, could be hurt politically by this, the music mogul and new father shrugged.

"It's really not about votes," he said. "It's about people."

Jay also said he sees America's moribund economy as an opportunity: "You know, for a long time, you know, we had it pretty good in America," he said.

"We were floating on this high. Well, we were hiding some of the troubles that we were going through. So, I just see this as a test of our character."

"I think we'll get there and we test the resolve of Americans. Just to remind us that we have that fight. We haven't had such a fight since the Great Depression."