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American contractor Alan Gross, who had been held for five years in Cuba, was finally released Wednesday morning. While the move was heralded as a historic break in U.S.-Cuba relations, we think we know who's really behind this: Queen Bey and Jay-Z.

Obviously.

The music power couple traveled to Cuba in April 2013 to celebrate their five-year anniversary, prompting a flurry of criticism from lawmakers who chastised the pair for flouting travel restrictions.

Their trip was ultimately declared legal ‚ÄĒ because really, who would sanction pop culture royalty ‚ÄĒ and now social-media wags are (humorously) crediting¬†the duo with¬†changing American attitudes toward the island nation.

White House Bows to Pressure Over Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuba Vacation

‚ÄĒ Emma Roller (@emmaroller) December 17, 2014

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