BRITAIN says US singer Chris Brown has been denied entry into the United Kingdom, postponing his tour.
Brown had been scheduled to perform in London, Manchester , Birmingham and the Scottish city of Glasgow but the British government’s Home Office said he had been refused a visa because of his past criminal record.
Last year Brown was sentenced to five years’ probation and six months of community service for the beating of his then-girlfriend, R&B singing sensation Rihanna.
The Home Office said Brown applied for his visa last week and should have been notified of its refusal Monday.
Promoter SJM concerts said Tuesday that Brown’s tour had been postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances”.
Brown is one of the foreign acts on the line-up for this year’s Reggae Sumfest.
[Update via Jamaica Observer]
Ding Dong is the latest Jamaican artistes to be barred from entering Trinidad & Tobago.
The artiste popular for the summer hit Holiday found out that the Trinidadian authorities had place a ban against him after he attempted to that country on Saturday. It is understand that upon reaching the Piarco International Airport in Port-of-Spain, he was informed that he would not be allowed to enter the country.
According to allegation the artiste is part of a list of Jamaican performers, whom the twin-island republic deemed a threat to its society and as such cannot be allowed into that island. It is understood that Vybz Kartel, Mavado and Bounty Killer are also on the Trinidadian authorities list.
In a CHAT! Interview the artiste appeared puzzled at the situation. He told CHAT!, “Fi tell you de truth me can’t even explain wha’ go down a Trinidad… mi can’t tell you.”