[artist id="1340778"]The Game[/artist] is not having a good time on April 20 (Wednesday). The Compton rapper was on the way to Canada from Los Angeles when he was detained at customs for three hours. The “Hate It or Love It” MC was headed to Nova Scotia for a show at the Halifax Forum, whose website now notes that the performance has been canceled.
The Game kept fans abreast of his situation via Twitter. “Been in Customs for 3 hours……. #patienceIsAvirtue” was Game’s first tweet from his @thegame account regarding his travel troubles.
The next succession of tweets revealed his border troubles were going from bad to worse. “Customs officials just denied me entry into Canada. I’m sorry 2 ALL my fans but I was mislead by promoters & assured I would be able 2 enter,” he tweeted.
The Game then informed his followers that he is going to be detained for 14 days, after which he will go before a judge that will determine if he’ll be deported or jailed for violating Canada’s immigration entry laws. The information flow came to a stop after he tweeted that his phone and property were being confiscated by officials.
Patrizia Giolti, a representative of the Canada Border Service Agency, told MTV News that the information Game relayed before his phone privileges were yanked is incorrect. According to Canadian legislation, when a foreign national is detained, they must have a detention review hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board within 48 hours of their detention. However, Canada’s Privacy Act prevented Giolti from commenting on the specifics of the Game’s file.
Ironically, before boarding his plane to Canada, the rapper tweeted that he had not been to the country since the release of his debut album, The Documentary, in 2005.
The Game recently filmed the video for the Cool & Dre-produced “Red Nation,” the lead single from his forthcoming release, The R.E.D. Album.
MTV News’ calls to representatives of the Game were not returned at press time.