Beyoncé Finally Talks
Controversial Trip to
Cuba With Jay-Z
It was the anniversary trip that left fans with a bad taste in their mouths— and now, Beyoncé is opening up about her getaway to Cuba with her husband, Jay-Z.
"You know, it was such a beautiful trip," Bey, 31, told Good Morning America in a new interview. "I met some incredible children. I visited some incredible entrepreneurs. It was really educational for me. I learned so much about so many people and the country, and it was actually quite shocking."
And it was shocking for others, as well.
In early April, she and Jay-Z visited the somewhat-forbidden destination on their fifth wedding anniversary and faced a ton of backlash for it.
Unless the U.S. government gives Americans special permission, usually for journalistic, academic, humanitarian or other special reasons that exclude simple tourism, travel to Cuba is prohibited. It was later revealed that the vacation was approved by the U.S. Treasury Department and that the couple had not violated the embargo against the country.
Bey and Jay visited colonial Old Havana, where the “Single Ladies” singer posed for photos with fans while her hubby smoked a Cuban cigar nearby.
The previous night, the loved up pair were mobbed outside restaurant La Guarida. Admirers waited outside the famous hot spot shouting Bey’s name until she went to a balcony and waved to them.
Until now, parents to Blue Ivy, 15 mos., have remained mum about their controversial trip, but that hasn’t stopped them from traveling in the meantime.
Beyoncé is currently in the middle of her Mrs. Carter world tour, where Jay and baby Blue recently joined her in France. And after she’s done touring, the couple may be trying for baby number two!
"I think my daughter [Blue Ivy] needs some company," she said of having more kids. "I definitely love being a big sister [to Solange.] I’ll probably start [trying] after this tour. We’ll see if it happens.”