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Republican members of Congress want to investigate Jay-Z and Beyoncé's trip to Cuba

Jay-Z and Beyoncé recently celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Cuba

Republican members of Congress want to investigate Jay-Z and Beyoncé's trip to Cuba

Jay-Z and Beyoncé recently celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Cuba. Now, two members of Congress want to know what they hell Jay and Bey really went to Cuba for.

In a letter dated on Friday, U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, asked Adam Szubin, 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."

Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart represent districts in south Florida where there is a high Cuban-American population.

Due to the longstanding trade embargo with Cuba, American citizens are required to obtain licenses to travel to the island.

In Washington this week, the State Department said it had no prior knowledge of the visit. A spokeswoman at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana said she did not know if the celebrity couple obtained a license for their trip. If they did not, they could be exposed to a fine. [Yahoo!]

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