Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Canada
Looks like Chris Brown cant get to all of his shows this year.
The music star tweeted Tuesday that he’s been denied entry into Canada and that his Montreal and Toronto are now cancelled. Brown was supposed to perform at the Bell Centre in Montreal Tuesday and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Wednesday. He announced this development via Twitter, saying, “good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!”
He was also denied entry into the United Kingdom in 2010 when they refused to give him a visa due to his past criminal record. Stephane Malepart, spokesman for Canada Border Services, said he was not allowed to comment explicitly as to the reasons, due to the country’s privacy act, but did say that several factors like his criminal record are used in determining eligibility.
The Grammy award winning singer was in jail for almost three months last year for violating his probation when he was involved in an “altercation” outside a hotel in Washington. He was on probation from the infamous abuse of then ex-girlfriend Rihanna right before the Grammy awards in 2009.
Nicole Perna, Chris Brown’s spokeswoman, confirmed that Canadian immigration officials did not allow him to enter the country. Pena stated that Brown can and will apply to return later. The promoter for his shows, Live Nation, commented on the issue, stating that “due to immigration issues”, the Canadian shows will in fact be canceled and that full refunds are available to the unlucky fans.