Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their April 4, 2008 wedding in Havana, Cuba.
Mr. and Mrs. Carter, reigning King and Queen of hip-hop and R&B and parents of Blue Ivy Carter, have caused quite a stir in the country.
Attracting huge crowds outside their hotel and pretty much everywhere they go, local police have had to step in several times when things threatened to get out of hand.
Now, some Cuban-American members of Congress have formally questioned the legality of the couple’s trip.
Rep. Ileansa Ros-Lehtinen and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, both Republicans from Florida of Cuban descent sent a letter to Adam Szubin, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the Treasury Department.
In it, the representatives asked for information about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s visit to Cuba pointing out that there has been an embargo on American tourism to the South American country since the 1960’s.
The representatives’ letter can be seen here.
As yet there is no word on a reply from Szubin or whether or not the trip itself breaks any US laws.
Meanwhile, the couple have been spotted enjoying the many delights Cuba has to offer, including a meet and greet with local school children and pictures with the local populace.
Beyoncé has reverted to a braid hairstyle while she vacations, while Jay-Z has been pictured smoking a cigar.
The “Single Ladies” singer is now just eight days from beginning her world tour, “The Mrs. Carter Show,” which kicks off on Belgrade, Serbia April 15 and finishes at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 5.
Hot on the heels of the mixed reception to her album teaser “Bow Down/I Been On,” the Houston native has just debuted her new track “Grown Woman” as part of an advertising campaign for Pepsi.
In the video, titled “Mirrors,”a present day Beyoncé comes face to face with her past song incarnations, from the Bootylicious era, Crazy in Love — to now.
Jay-Z is set to headline London’s Wireless festival in July during which he and tour-mate Justin Timberlake will also preview their “Legends of the Summer” Stadium set on July 14 before US dates commence.
Minor Trivia: The Sun is reporting that that the rapper will be making use of an on-hand cigar-expert while he tours to roll cigars for guests backstage.
It makes a change from M&M’s on the rider.