In an interview with NBC News, President Obama commented on Beyonce and Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba — and the word came straight from the mouth of President Barack Obama during his exclusive interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie.
“I wasn’t familiar that they were taking the trip. My understanding is I think they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to Cuba,” the President said about the trip. “This is not something the White House was involved with –we have better things to do,” he added.
In a rap rant called “Open Letter” Jay-Z claims he has clearance from the White House to travel to Cuba. Two Republican members of Congress from Florida wrote a letter to the Obama Administration questioning the trip by the two entertainers.