Beyoncé and Jay-Z are veritable royalty in Hollywood, and everyone knows the king and queen can do what they want. Because of this unspoken rule, the couple pranced off to Cuba last week to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, despite the fact that tourism to Cuba has been illegal for years and US citizens need a government-granted license to travel there due to a trade embargo. They also need valid religious, cultural or academic reasons for going. Bey & Jay had neither, and Congress isn’t too happy about it.
From ITV News:
Two Republican members of Congress have asked the US Treasury Department for information on what type of licence the couple obtained before heading to Havana.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, who both represent districts in south Florida where there is a high Cuban-American population, said: “Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism.”
“The Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda,” the letter said, adding: “We represent a community of many who have been deeply and personally harmed by the Castro regime’s atrocities, including former political prisoners and the families of murdered innocents.”
Oopsies! I guarantee you they didn’t have any special license, but I also guarantee you no one is going to fine them, because they’re BFF with Obama and he’ll put a stop to that shit. You know, important presidential business and all. If anything, Bey can always claim she was sharing her brand of modern feminism internationally… or something.