Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Cuba Trip Was Approved by U.S. Government

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Beyoncé and Jay-Z traveled to Cuba last week, but the highly-publicized trip didn’t come without controversy. After being criticized for their visit to the communist country, it has been revealed that they received approval from the U.S. government.

According to Reuters, the superstar couple’s cultural trip was fully licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department.

The U.S. trade embargo against Cuba prevents most Americans from traveling to the island without a license. However, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s vacation was planned as a “people-to-people” cultural visit and involved no meetings with Cuban officials, or typical tourist activity (i.e. trips to the beach). Even a walk around Havana was led by Miguel Coyula, one of the city’s leading architects.

Two Cuban-American members of Congress from South Florida raised questions about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s travels, inquiring about their license in a letter to the Treasury Department.

The couple spent their fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba, dining at famous restaurants and visiting local artists and nightclubs. They were met with crowds and paparazzi, who documented their every move.

While an embargo is still in place, President Obama has eased restrictions on travel to Cuba for academic, religious, or cultural programs.

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31 Comments

  1. RNB 4 evah

    who the f cares

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    TIFFANY Reply:

    @RNB 4 evah, exactly

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  2. Hey hey

    Why is this news….. Can they live their lives damnnnn

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  3. 2bad2bme

    okay so i mean where is the grown woman song tho…like really

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  4. Mohamed

    See… white people always trying to start something when there is nothing to start.

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    deelee Reply:

    @Mohamed, im white and i agree. it bugs the shit out of me. republicans…….

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    YouMadStayMad Reply:

    @Mohamed, How dare you stereo-type like that. What if I was like “Your name is Mohamed, you’re Arabic, you’re a terrorist.”
    That’s WRONG! Maybe you educate yourself a little and let the stresses of race not influence the words that come out of your mouth.

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  5. Deadass Tho?

    Forreal? smh

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  6. Grace

    We’ve got bigger problems in this country other than where Jay & Bey choose to go. Republicans are bitter and desperate.

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  7. Daa

    Lmao slow news day, but wtf either way their life is awesome if they can afford to go to Cuba

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  8. BackNDaDay90

    Who gives a crap?

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  9. flawda

    Republicans still salty about the election. lmfao

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  10. Ray

    well of course the government is going to approve, they are illumnati’s top associates.

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  11. BowDownBitches

    #no1currr

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  12. Cici

    Meanwhile N. Korea is trying to blow our asses up!

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Cici, THANK YOU! there are much more pressing matters on your agenda than worrying about where two people choose to vacation!

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    meme Reply:

    @Cici, lmaoooooooooooo

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  13. YMCMINAJ

    Wow being american SUCKS… Ive been going to Cuba every year since I was 20.

    Damn, thank god for my passport.

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    Hank Reply:

    @YMCMINAJ, Greatest nation on Earth, ho. Try your lies somewhere else.

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  14. Karen

    So they said she blew the power at the Superbowl but that proved to be a lie b/c she was on a separate power system. The media said she lip-synced at the Inauguration but she was singing with a backing track so that was also a lie, they said she wasn’t pregnant and that was also a lie, and now they LIED about her and Jay-Z going to Cuba illegally.

    Sounds like the media really wants to destroy her but they fail everytime. Just face it media, she’s perfect.

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    deelee Reply:

    @Karen, AMEN love some Bey

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    Adrian Reply:

    @Karen, Preach!!

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  15. 4

    So…

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  16. OhWORD?

    shocker….-_-

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  17. Andy

    LMAO where the f*ck is the f*cking freedom in USA??? pure bullsh!t

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  18. Superiority

    Rap-Up goes TMZ.

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  19. MadAtBk

    damn where is that song !! i swear she’s always delaying her realease ! i’m tired of waiting for that new material

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  20. kelly

    cuba is 90% black and Im happy black celbs are supporting black vacations spot, And remember castro mom was a black women and he did alot to make sure black people were able to get an education and were treated with respect, thats why the white cubans are so piss…

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  21. Diesel

    Please… it IS important. It shows where Obama’s head is at. If you are rich, famous and friends with the Obama’s you can do whatever you want. We have an embargo in place on Cuba for a reason…You are right, there are other pressing matters….like, Benghazi. Dont forget Benghazi, Barack.. I havnt. By the way, I am a Democrat…

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