Chris Brown is barred from Canada. The R&B star was on his way to play a show at the Bell Center in Montreal Tuesday night when immigration officials stopped him at the border and refused to give him a entry visa. Canada is now the second country to reject Brown, although their reasons are still unknown.
Chris Brown quickly got on Twitter to tell his fans, 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!''
That is, if Brown can fix his immigration problem. Canadian officials didn't say why he was stopped in the first place, according to the BBC.
The speculation is that the R&B star was denied access for his past criminal activities.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Chris Brown beat singer Rihanna just hours before she was set to perform at the Grammys. Even though the beating was severe -- causing a black eye, facial abrasions, a split lip, and a cancelled concert -- he managed to avoid jail time with a plea deal, instead receiving five years probation -- a sentence that he repeatedly violated.
After he was arrested for breaking a man's nose in Washington, D.C., Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray said Brown's behavior "continues to pose an increasingly violent danger to society. Brown's violent behavior continues to increase in severity and frequency."
That might be fine for America, but Canada will have none of it.
CBC News reports there was a heavy police presence at the Bell Center for the concert.
Groups of fans left the center dejected. Some saying that had traveled from New York to see the show, other claiming they left school early.
Although his current set of shows have been cancelled and fans have received their refunds, Brown's spokeswoman, Nicole Perna, said the rapper/singer could reapply in the future and finally be able to entertain his fans north of the border.
Canada isn't alone in refusing Chris Brown. In 2010, Brown was forced to cancel four shows in the U.K. Immigration officials reported that he was denied entry because of his past criminal record.
Because of privacy laws, Canadian officials couldn't be so blunt about their own reasoning. Still, Canada Border Services spokesman Stéphane Malépart hinted that Brown's crimes had been a factor, among several others considered by the immigration officials.
Chris Brown may have to be satisfied with domestic musical success until his cleans up his record, or until the world's governments loosen their immigration policies. There's no telling which will come first.
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