Chris Brown has been DENIED!!! The singer could not get a visa to enter the United Kingdom this week, forcing him to cancel three show dates that were scheduled to start tomorrow. Breezy’s visa was denied due to last year’s criminal conviction following his assault on Rihanna. More details when you
While Breezy’s community service efforts may have satisfied the California judge who sentenced him for the grizzly beatdown on Rihanna — British authorities don’t want the little convict on their shores, so they have denied Brown a work visa to enter the country.
According to the BBC, British authorities rejected Brown’s visa because he was guilty of a “serious criminal offense.”
In a statement, the Britain’s Home Office said:
“We reserve the right to refuse entry to the UK to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offence. Public safety is one of our primary concerns…each application to enter the UK is considered on its individual merits.”
Breezy was scheduled to give three shows in England, beginning on Wednesday night in Glasgow. Other dates included London and Manchester as well as a concert in the Irish Republic at Cork.
The tour promoters behind the shows, SJM, confirmed the concerts have been postponed “due to unforseen circumstances.” Concert-goers have been advised to hold onto their tickets since there may be “possible re-arranged dates”.
Chrissy-poo played his usual game of “Tweet Then Delete” with the news, posting the bad news on his Twitter before taking the tweets down.
Aw Poor Thang! Tough titties Chrissy-poo. Better luck next time.
Before the Breezy stans get all up in arms about how unfair this is — keep in mind he’s not the first entertainer to be rejected. Snoop was denied a visa to enter the UK in 2007 following an April 2006 incident he had at Heathrow Airport. The decision to reject his visa was overturned in 2008, but the UK Border Agency continues to fight the decision even after an Asylum and Immigration Tribunal ruled in Snoop’s favor this March.
UK immigration doesn’t play, but the US doesn’t either — Amy Winehouse and M.I.A. are among artists who have been denied work visas to enter the U.S. in the past.