Beyoncé and Jay Z (2013)
Pop music's first couple made worldwide headlines when they took a Cuban vacation to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. The seemingly benign trip turned into a minor scandal when they were accused of violating the trade embargo by paying for a state-sponsored cultural tour. The incident was an embarrassing moment for Cuban-American relations, which had been steadily improving throughout the 21st century. Ultimately, the trip was declared legal in a nine-page report from the U.S. Treasury Department.