Chris Brown was forced to cancel his concerts in Montreal and Toronto this week after being turned away at the border. Breezy was scheduled to perform at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Tuesday and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre the following night but he was spurned mere hours before he was take to the stage.
He tweeted about his plight on Tuesday afternoon but since Chris is a chronic tweet-and-deleter, they’ve since been removed from his timeline. What he tweeted? “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!”
The incident did leave his tourmate Trey Songz in the lurch, twiddling his thumbs. But come on! There’s lots to do in Montreal.
Frustration. In Montreal with nothing to do. Bullshit…
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) February 24, 2015
Brown added in another tweet that both shows were sold out. But were they? Brown pulled the plug on his concert in Minneapolis two weeks ago for unspecified reasons though some speculated that low ticket sales were behind the cancellation.
Live Nation, Brown’s promoter, said in a statement that “due to immigration issues,” the shows were cancelled and refunds are available at the point of purchase. Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for Brown, also confirmed to CBC that Canadian immigration officials denied him entry adding that Brown can apply to return at a later date and plans to do so. Why, Canada? Why did you have to play him like that? Well, perhaps if he finished his community service hours (after his probation, dating back to his 2009 assault of Rihanna, was revoked), he might’ve been allowed in. Guess time will tell if he’ll be back in a few months.