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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Trip To Cuba Isn’t Sitting Well With The Government

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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.

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  • Oh they’ll get fined alright. That’s about it, though. I’m positive they can afford it. Even their paid mouthpieces (including our own government) isn’t saying anything because you know they weren’t smart enough to figure out that going to Cuba for tourism isn’t allowed without official permission.

    • While the trade embargo doesn’t forbid travel to Cuba by US citizens, it’s does forbid buying anything or accepting a gift while in Cuba. Anyone giving you a bottle of water, giving you a ride, even airport taxes would violate the embargo for a US citizen.

    • hooooow’d you add your photo??
      and *cheers* to you & M – i hear that.

  • These two think they’re the be all and end all. I can’t stand either one of them.

    • i’m sure they lose alot of sleep over who care for them like your comment igonna break them so soak your brain because they stand well without a**holes lke you and others that are jelous of them just get your own life and let them live theirs!! dah

  • I wish these two would die. They are self important and do NOTHING for the world. No one would give 2 poops in a year about them.

    • i believe you got the wrong party, it’s not GOP, it’s the donkey ass democrats who are ruining our country. LIKE OBAMA

  • Tourism and gay marriage…way to go, GOP. Gay people getting married and “musicians” going to a communist country are more important that any other thing in this world.

  • SO! other people go where their money take them so they can do the same thing. i agree with blasted 1. spend more time on things that really matter to us. what the hell can the two of them do? this country is already going to pots to worry about 2 rich people that do what they do

  • I am Peace Brother Jerome Watkins 3 to you all=Esteemed Rapper to the Free World, Artist & Poet, and Top Author as well. Jay seems to ignore my work, and thats fine, but like y’all said here, are they above the law!?? if you and I go there, we be in big trouble, can you all dig what Brutha is sayin here!/-if you do, give me a heall yeah! Peace Out for now PS-my new CD drops on 7/4/13, titled “Groovin On Life” go out and git it, and see what real Music is all about!