Singer Chris Brown had to recently hear some more bad news — he cannot enter Canada.
According to TMZ, the “Loyal” singer tried to cross the Canadian border hours before his scheduled concert in Montreal on Tuesday, but was denied entry.
TMZ >> Chris Brown — DENIED Entrance into Canada Hours Before Show http://t.co/DPMQWDXHYm
— Star Stories (@StarStories) February 24, 2015
Instead of angrily ranting about the bad news on Twitter, according to TMZ, Chris Brown seemed to take the high road with a dignified and sophisticated message. Addressing his Canadian fans that were excited about seeing him perform, Brown apologizes to them and finds a clever way to raise hope about a future return to their country.
“The 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.”
Chris Brown was scheduled to perform two shows in Canada — a Tuesday night show in Montreal followed by a Wednesday night show in Toronto. He reportedly claimed that both shows were sold-out.
Why was the 25-year-old singer denied entry into Canada? TMZ reports that the denial was likely due to Brown’s criminal record and history of assault.
“Canadian law dictates a person could be ‘criminally inadmissible’ if they have been convicted of a crime involving assault.”
Many of his fans and critics may have expected Brown to respond or react with blunt, expletive-filled rants, tweets, and Instagram posts. However, it appears that he is sticking to his recent decision to avoid sharing his opinions and agreeing to interviews not related to his music.
I’ve given the world enough opinions. I’m not doing no more interviews unless it’s about my art or music. It’s nothing else anyone needs. — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) February 24, 2015
Brown’s recent tweets and Instagram posts seem to prove that he is focusing exclusively on his music for now, including the recent release of his collaborative album with rapper Tyga titled “Fan of a Fan.”
— iTunes Music (@iTunesMusic) February 24, 2015
Chris Brown may have held his tongue when it came to being denied entry into Canada, but it is definitely being discussed by quite a few people on Twitter. Some people are saddened by the news that Chris Brown would not be performing.
— ⌨ (@KVYHCHNG) February 24, 2015
On the other hand, the fact that Chris was denied entry has also become a punchline of sorts for others on Twitter.
— Apollo (@TheSunKingCam) February 24, 2015
Ol girl..who else you gon go to?? Canada don’t want you. @chrisbrown
— Lexxi (@RihrihFreak) February 24, 2015
— Andrew Searles (@andrewsearles) February 24, 2015
What do you think about Chris Brown being denied entry into Canada?
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