2 Chainz and celebs denied Australian visas
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.
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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."
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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.
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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."
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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.
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Back in 2007, Snoop Dogg was denied a visa into the country because of his gun and drug possession charges.
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