And now, two politicians are demanding the R&B singer and hip-hop heavyweight get investigated over their recent anniversary-marking vacation in Cuba.
Both Republican Congress Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart have sent a joint letter to the Treasury Department, and they want to know if their travel plans were approved by the government.
U.S citizens are banned from visiting Cuba for tourism purposes, and need to obtain a special travel license from the American government to journey there. The two Congress reps are furious over their recent high-profile visit.
In the letter, they demand “information regarding the type of license that Beyonce and Jay-Z received, for what purpose, and who approved such travel.” The letter also states: “the restrictions on tourism travel are common-sense measures meant to prevent U.S. dollars from supporting a murderous regime that opposes U.S. security interests at every turn and which ruthlessly suppresses the most basic liberties of speech, assembly and belief … Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism.”
Here’s the bad news for Bey and Jay: if they DID head to Cuba without getting a license from the government, they will be hit with a fine. Ouch.