Chris Brown and Canada apparently don’t mix well, if today’s events are any indication.
Immigration officials barred Brown from entering Canada earlier today (Feb. 24), forcing him to cancel two concerts.
Brown was scheduled to perform in Montreal on Tuesday and Toronto on Wednesday as part of the Between The Sheets tour with Trey Songz. Live Nation cited “immigration issues” as the problem, and assured fans that tickets to both shows would be refunded.
Brown reportedly tweeted to his followers, “Unfortunately I will not be able to perform in front of sold out crowds in Montreal & Toronto,” before following up with, “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!” Both tweets have since been deleted, though it’s unclear why, because they frankly seem like pretty classy ways to handle the situation.
It’s unclear why Brown wasn’t allowed to cross the border, though multiple reports suggest it’s probably linked to his criminal history, which includes pleading guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and felony assault in 2013.
OR, could it be Drake that had a hand in this?! DUN DUN DUN.
Apparently Twitter seems to think that’s the case...
As we reported earlier today, the two have clearly drawn their battle lines in an ongoing feud, so we can only imagine Drizzy is feeling extra smug about his homeland turning Brown away.