Share this Story

2 Chainz and celebs denied Australian visas

Sarah is a lifestyle writer and travel blogger who can often be found loitering in a cafe with a pot of tea and a good book. Over the last eight years Sarah has lived and worked abroad in the United Kingdom, Spain and Colombia and has tr...

2 Chainz denied entry

From SheKnows Australia
Future Music Festival-goers, we've got bad news: 2 Chainz won't be performing next month as he's been denied a visa into the country.
2 Chainz denied entry
Image source: Adriana M. Barraza/

The Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist has, for the second time, been denied entry into the country and has been removed from the Future Music Festival lineup.

Organisers released a statement, obviously disappointed by the news.

"We've been regrettably advised that 2 Chainz is unable to travel to Australia at this time. Both parties are disappointed — FMF (Future Music Festival) HQ loves 2 Chainz, and can't wait to get him down to Australia as soon as we can."

Soothing sounds of Splendour: Sky Ferreira and Splendour in the Grass rumours >>

The performer also left a message for fans on his Twitter: "To my Aussie fans, due to reasons beyond my control I will not be at Future Festival this year... hopefully I can make it there soon!"

He also had trouble with his visa last year following marijuana possession charges in the U.S.

2 Chainz isn't the first to be denied entry into Australia, these celebs have also had trouble with getting into or staying in the country.

Mel B

2 Chainz denied entry

Image source: C.Smith/

Former X Factor Australia judge Mel B packed up and moved her whole family to Sydney, but she had to return to Los Angeles because of visa issues. The star told the Telegraph about the difficulty she was having while applying for citizenship: "To get citizenship here does take quite a bit of effort with paperwork, all the legal work and getting the birth certificates," Mel told the Telegraph. "But we really want to get residency."

Hello U.S.: Scary Spice is leaving Australia >>

Mike Tyson

2 Chainz denied entry

Image source:

Mike Tyson had difficulty getting a visa for both Australia and New Zealand because of his 1992 rape conviction. Australia eventually granted him the visa, but New Zealand wouldn't budge on the matter, with New Zealand's prime minister speaking out against his visit and tour.

Snoop Dogg

2 Chainz denied entry

Image source: Daniel Tanner/

Back in 2007, Snoop Dogg was denied a visa into the country because of his gun and drug possession charges.

What do you think about 2 Chainz's visa denial? Let us know.

More entertainment news

Old vs. new Godzilla comparisons
5 GIFs that made us believe Katy Perry and John Mayer would last
5 Reasons we're nervous about Miranda Kerr's Elvis cover

New in Entertainment

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started