Florida Republicans Seek To Investigate Jay-Z And Beyoncé’s Trip To Cuba


/ April 8, 2013

It was all good about a week ago.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé jetted to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, causing mass hysteria en las calles.

Now, the Carters are now coming under fire for their little escapade after two members of Congress asked the Treasury Department to investigate whether they violated the long-standing U.S. embargo restricting travel to Cuba, E! News reports.

Florida Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Maro Dias-Balart sent a letter on Friday (Apr. 5) to Adam Szubin, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, seeking “information regarding the type of license that Beyoncé and Jay-Z received, for what purpose, and who approved such travel.”

“Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism, and the Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda,” read the missive, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

The State Department said it had no prior knowledge of the couple’s visit. A spokeswoman at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana said she did not know if they obtained a license for their trip. If not the case, they could be exposed to a fine.

Still, the heat didn’t seem to phase ‘em. The two reportedly stopped by La Universidad de Las Artes to mingle with la gente.