When it's from China, the very mic that I'm using
China earns billions of billions on their export trade. It has come to that point where the “Made In China” mark has become a meme more than just a stamp.
Jay mocks this fact by saying that even his mic is from China.
This continues the above line on Cuba and communism. While the US openly enforced an embargo against all Cuban trade, it is China’s main trading partner. Why, in Jay’s eyes, should Cuba suffer while we openly support an arguably more severe state?
This also continues on his name-dropping of different geographic locations: Houston, Cuba and now China.
China had communism before Cuba. When America ran through China to stop communism, they left cuba open to adapt the same type of government. But now we’re cool with China, so he thinks that’s funny.
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