Despite Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z being approved to go visit Cuba for their five-year anniversary last week, Hollywood actress Stacey Dash has publicly spoken out against the hip-hop couple’s journey.
Dash resorted to her Twitter page to kick some dirt on Bey and Jay’s publicized vacation.
Stacey Dash may get a sting from the Beyhive after this. The actress, who has been very vocal about political issues since the last presidential elections, has now turned her focus to Jay-Z and Beyoncé and their decision to spend their anniversary in Cuba. She’s not very happy about it and she doesn’t think you should be either. Dash tweeted, “Do you care that The Jay Z”s have taken the capital you have given them and funded a communist oppressive regime?” (Apparently, Hov and Bey’s conjoined name is “The Jay Zs.”) Judging by her followers’ responses, no, they don’t care. “I like you better when you were CLUELESS,” one fan wrote, while another said, “What. Ever.” (E! Online)
After concern grew, reports of their legally approved trip surfaced Monday (April 8) evening.
Pop star Jay-Z and Beyonce’s fifth wedding anniversary trip to Cuba was “fully licensed” and therefore was legal, a source told Reuters. But beyond that, it’s unclear just what kind of permission they got. And Miami’s Republican U.S. representatives, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, say they want to know more about the case. On Friday, they openly called for details of the trip by the R&B stars who happen to also be big-time backers of President Obama. Under federal law, American citizens traveling to Cuba generally need United States Treasury Department permission to spend U.S. currency on the communist island because U.S. money is technically property of the federal government. Licenses are often granted for journalistic, academic, religious, academic or cultural reasons. (Miami Herald)
Prior to last November’s presidential election, Dash received backlash after publicly revealing her support for Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Paul Ryan phoned Stacey Dash this week to thank her for her support after the actress endured racially tinged threats on Twitter over her public support of Mitt Romney. “He said thank you so much for your support, and that I was brave, and that they support me. I thought that was just so generous, and kind, you know? Lovely, really,” Dash told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday night. Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman and Romney’s running mate, tweeted on Tuesday evening that they had “a great conversation.” (The Hill)
West Coast rapper Game later stepped forward to speak up for Stacey.
“I don’t understand what everybody’s gripe is with that,” he said. “We live in the world [where] we try as people to become more non-racial. Every black person in the world doesn’t support Obama. …Why are we slamming her? Maybe she has different views and opinions, she should be entitled.” (CBS Local)