The Fed Is Cool With Bey And Jay's Cuba Visit

Beyoncé and Jay-Z were approved for their trip to the communist-led island.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z were free to frolic Cuba — phew.

The superstar couple stirred up controversy with their trip to Havana last week, as three Republican Congress members questioned the legality of their visit to the Caribbean country. Given the United State's long-standing trade embargo against Cuba, Americans are prohibiting from flying to the communist-led nation without a U.S. government-granted license.

But the concerned lawmakers can now rest easy, as the U.S. Treasury Department had granted Bey and Jay the proper papers for a "people-to-people" cultural trip to Cuba, according to Reuters.

The couple celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary during the high-profile jaunt to Havana. Beyoncé, 31, and Jay-Z, 43, were greeted by throngs of fans as they strolled hand-in-hand — with both of their mothers in tow — sightseeing some of the Cuban capital's most iconic landmarks, a tour which was led by a resident architect.

The four-day trip was completely cultural in nature, including no typical tourist activity. The couple dined on traditional meals at some of the city's most famed eateries, visited local artists and musicians, met with a children's theater group and stopped by several nightclubs where live music was performed.

Despite all the headline-hitting hoopla, representatives for the stars have yet to comment on the controversy.

Seems it's all just more proof that the King and Queen of hip hop do as they please.

Do you think the firestorm surrounding their trip was overblown? Sound off in the comments section.

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