Barack Obama Denies Helping Jay-Z And Beyonce Visit Cuba: "We Have Better Things To Do"

18 April 2013, 09:58

The President says he had nothing personally to do with helping the couple stay in Cuba this month.

US President Barack Obama has personally denied recent claims he had anything to do with organising Beyonce and Jay-Z recent visit to Cuba.

The couple caused controversy earlier this month with a trip to the country, where US tourism is heavily restricted, and Jay-Z responded to rumours the White House had authorised the visit soon after in a new song called 'Open Letter'.

Barack Obama has now spoken himself about rumours of his involvement, and has categorically denied he had anything to do with it.

"I wasn't familiar that they were taking the trip," Obama told The Today Show this week, when asked about the recent controversy. "My understanding is that they went through a group that organises these educational trips down to Cuba.

"That is not something that the White House was involved with," the President confirmed. "We've got better things to do."

Check out a picture of Beyonce in concert on 'The Mrs. Carter Show' below:

Earlier this week Beyonce revealed she often tells her one year-old daughter Blue Ivy that she can do anything and even be President of the United States.

Beyonce launched her new world tour, 'The Mrs. Carter Show' in Belgrade, Serbia this week which is set to travel across the globe for the next several months.