Beyonce and Jay-Z Cuba Trip Under Investigation By Two Members of Congress
Two members of Congress are investigating Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s recent trip to Cuba. As Gossip Cop previously reported, the music superstars were in the country last week, celebrating their fifth anniversary.
Now the trip is raising eyebrows, both because of the United States’ long-standing embargo against Cuba, and the human rights violations that the Castro government allegedly still condones.
On Friday, U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart sent a letter to the director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control for “information regarding the type of license that Beyonce 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,” the letter reportedly read. The two Republican members of Congress are based in south Florida, where they represent a large population of Cuban-Americans.
They note in their letter, “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.” The State Department has said it had no knowledge of the couple’s trip, according to Reuters. The stars could face a fine if they traveled to Cuba without a proper license. Gossip Cop will have updates.