Beyonce Says Reaction to Cuba Trip Was “Quite Shocking”


met-gala-2013-red-carpet-photosBeyonce  echos her husband Jay-Z’s comments about the negative reaction to their trip to Cuba last month. While on the U.K. leg of her “Mrs. Carter Show” tour, she gave an interview to ABC News’ Amy Roboch, saying she was “quite shocked” that some Republican Congress members questioned their motives for visiting the country, which has strict tourism restrictions.

Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrated their 5th wedding anniveary in the communist Caribean country last month. The couple were publicly criticized and came under fire from lawmakers who questioned whether they had the proper permits to go. Americans are not allowed to party in Cuba. This is a crime since they Bay of Pigs many years ago. The Carters were granted a speical permit for their anniversary weekend. Honestly I don’t see what the problem is! 

Beyonce sat down with ABC News’ Amy Roboch to discuss the trip. She said:

“You know, it was such a beautiful trip.  I met some incredible children. I visited some incredible entrepreneurs.  And it was really, it was really educational for me.  I learned so much about so many people and the country, and it was actually quite shocking,”

Beyonce says the trip was a “beautiful” and “educational” one for her, as she learned a great deal about Cuba and its people while there.

The star also opened up about family, saying she would like to see it expand in the future because her one-year-old, Blue Ivy, “needs some company.” She added that being a mother is her most important job and always her “priority.”

Check out GMA’s expose on Jay-Z’s Open Letter to the Cuban Vacation Scrutiny:

Source via: ABC NEWS.


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