A pair of U.S. lawmakers are questioning how Jay-Z and Beyoncé were allowed to travel to Cuba last week to mark their wedding anniversary.
Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, both Republicans from Florida, wrote a letter to the director of the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control expressing “concern” over the megastars’ trip to the Caribbean nation, according to The Miami Herald.
United States citizens are permitted to travel to Cuba only if they obtain a certain license. Although there is a ban for mere tourism, thousands of Americans journey to the island nation each year on academic, religious or journalistic licenses.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé have not commented on why they traveled to Havana. They celebrated five years of marriage last week.
Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balart, like many Florida GOP politicians, have tough stances on Cuba, in part out of deference to the hundreds of thousands of Cuban immigrants who live in the Sunshine State.
They called for an investigation into the hip-hop royalty’s trip, claiming that “U.S. dollars spent on Cuban tourism directly fund the machinery of oppression that brutally repressed the Cuban people.”
Damn, all the money the Knowles-Carters have to travel anywhere in the world and they are contributing to the downfall of Cuban society all for a cigar and some photo ops?
Shame on youse guys.