Senator Marco Rubio Deems Jay-Z & Beyonce's Cuba Trip "Hypocritical"

posted Monday April 15 ,2013 at 11:30AM CDT | 31 comments

Senator Marco Rubio Deems Jay-Z & Beyonce's Cuba Trip

Marco Rubio questions Jay-Z's praise of Che Guevara, continues to criticize the rapper's trip to Cuba.

Superstar couple Jay-Z and Beyonce are continuing to face criticism from politicians thanks to an anniversary trip they took to Havana, Cuba earlier in the month, with Florida Senator Marco Rubio serving as the most vocal of critics.

Last week, Rubio demanded an explanation for the couple’s controversial trip from President Barack Obama and he recently voiced his opinion on the trip during a broadcast of CNN’s State Of The Union.

“Quite frankly, I think it’s hypocritical of the people who took that trip, because they didn’t go down there and meet with some of the people that are actually in trouble today,” said Rubio, according to AllHipHop.com.

Rubio, who is Cuban American, went on to state that the couple should have taken time to visit those in the country who are “suffering” and even criticized Jay-Z for his lyrical praise of Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevara.

“There’s a Hip Hop artist in Cuba who is on a hunger strike and has been persecuted because he has political lyrics in his songs,” Rubio explained. “If they really wanted to know what was going on in Cuba, they should have met with some of the people that are suffering there, not simply smoke cigars and take a stroll down the street…One of [Jay-Z's] heroes is Che Guevara. Che Guevara was a racist that wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent, so he should inform himself on the guy that he’s propping up.”

Although both Jay-Z and Beyonce have remained relatively quiet when it comes to the controversy surrounding their trip, Jay-Z did address critics on his newest record, “Open Letter.”

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  • shitfunny
    Does that guy know jay z is a rapper and not a politician lol
    • foreal
      he is doing this just in case hova wants to run for president in a few years. dude need to get a hobby. everyone has moved on from this
  • yeah...
    Why do people even care they went to Cuba? Who gives a shit? I went to Australia once and no one cared.
  • Anonymous
    du-rag on my head make the cypher complete
    • Anonymous
      its,s.dots...dummy
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    wearing du-rag give you some supernatural powers.
  • Anonymous
    du-rags back!!!
  • JRich
    Why does this fool Rubio care if Che Guevara was racist? Half of his own damn Republican party is racist, at least Che did some shit to help people in his lifetime
    • BLACK
      REAL TALK KID
    • jake
      che guevara was a murderer and started a communist revolution. he was castros right hand man. know your fucking history, it's disgusting how ignorant these dumbass people are who praise a communist murderer.
    • JRich
      I know my history dumb fucking cunt, u probably voted for Romney and think Ronald Reagan is the greatest under the sun too huh? You the ignorant one dumb fuck. Nelson Mandela called him an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom. So go fuck yourself little boy
  • BLACK
    CHE GUEVARA WITH BLING ON...NIGGA I'M COMPLEX!
  • Anonymous
    Dude, just shut the fuck up.
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  • SBMobile
    He didn't even know if they had permission, how would he know who they met or what they did there?? The media & cameras only caught about 3 minutes of their week long trip. This guys clearly a media "whore" who is using J & B's names for headlines & buzz. #WhatALoser #PoliticalFAIL
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      #whatafaggot #usinghashtagswhenthisisnteventwitter #missthegoodolddaysbeforetwitterwhennobodyusedhashtags
  • Anonymous
    i just farted lol
    • Anonymous
      me too lol
  • ola dioss
    sorry was this there anniversary or was this a charity gig where he should meet troubled people. just goes to show Capitalists are becoming Socialists and vice versa.
  • Miami
    Somebody tell Mr. Rubio that he needs to help curve the murder rate in Overtown, Miami before he starts worrying about Jay Z and Beyonce https://soundcloud.com/y_warrior/rhymes-from-da-twilight-zone-1
  • OUIMONSIEUR
    SHIT THIS NIGGA MUST BE READING MY SHIT IN THE C SECTION CUZ I BE TELLIN U BROKE NIGGAS THE EXACT SAME THING! WHEN A HIGH PROFILE POLITICIAN FIGURE AND AN EXPERIENCED MUSIC CRITIC SUCH AS MYSELF SAY THAT JAY IS HYPOCRITICAL , IT TELLS U SOMETHING : FACE THE GOTDAMN TRUTH! YALL TOO INFLUENCED ON WHAT IS SWAG OR NOT..GOSSIPING ABOUT JAY'S NEW WATCH AND SHIT..ON SOME PUSSY SHIT FOR REAL
    • Anonymous
      You and the politician can go fuck yourselves.
  • Anonymous
    This guy is REALLY focused on Jay Z isn't he. Very productive politician I see.
  • Anonymous
    A couple of months ago this clown was quoting Jay-Z lyrics to act like he's down to get young people votes. He was at the RNC and the CPAC rubbing elbows with rich white men who have been to Cuba illegally. If anybody is looking for publicity and is hypocritical you should look at Mark Rubio.
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  • illegitmo
    Marco Rubio should have mentioned the Hip Hop artist on hunger strike who is being persecuted by name. Especially back when he was going around defending Tupac's legacy.
  • DefRx
    Jay-Z and Beyonce trip to Cuba was a pretty lame publicity stunt, doing nothing for the Cubans. However, Marco Rubio will have been far more damaging to people who he supposedly identifies with as his countrymen, by supporting the embargo, only strengthening the perception of the revolution among many in the Cuban population. Capitalism and the US is an enemy of a revolution, however misguided it ended up being. It was a revolution to rid the country of a US supported dictator who oppressed many Cubans and sold Cuba's natural resources to US corporations.
  • RealNiggaTalk
    why are they even investgating this, they should be checking into Ja Rules Drug Ring
  • Shuttaman
    I mean open letter was cool and all, but... yeah Jay-Z lost Nas won!
    • Shuttaman is an idiot
      your a dick
    • Nas
      Please shuttaman buy my albums and stop saying shit about how much broke I get.