Saturday, April 6, 2013

Politicians Harassing Beyonce and Jay-Z

Two members of Congress from Florida are looking into how hip hop royals Beyonce and Jay-Z ended in Cuba this week, reports Politico.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart sent a letter to Adam Szubin, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the Treasury Department, on Friday asking for more information about the couple’s trip, which coincided with their fifth wedding anniversary.

An excerpt from the letter, which is posted on Ros-Lehtinen’s website, reads:
We write to express concern and to request information regarding the highly publicized trip by U.S. musicians Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Beyoncé) and Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) to Cuba. We would like to respectfully request, within all applicable rules and guidelines, information regarding the type of license that Beyoncé and Jay-Z received, for what purpose, and who approved such travel.  
As you know, U.S. law expressly prohibits the licensing of financial transactions for “tourist activities” in Cuba (Section 910(b)(1) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act).

1 comment:

  1. I feel so threatened by pop stars going to COMMUNIST CUBA!!!
    My Canadian friends here in the Bahamas are merciless in their mocking of us pathetic "free" Americans.
    I just have to take it, 'cause they're right!