A five-date tour the rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was set to make across America’s neighbor to the north has been canceled after he was denied the Temporary Resident Permit needed to enter Canada, according to organizers. The permit is required for any artist with a past criminal record.
Organizers wrote in a statement, “Due to circumstances beyond the artist, management, agency, and promoters’ control, we regret to announce that ‘The Game Canadian Tour 2019’ is canceled to the Canadian Government denying the artist’s TRP application to enter legally into our country. In regards to any false press you may see surfacing to be clear the artist the Game and management ‘DID NOT CANCEL’ the Canadian tour. He was very excited to come to Canada and looking forward to seeing his Canadian fans after so long.”
They added, “It is with great sadness and frustration that the Canadian government could not see the overwhelming desire and benefit, and no risk to Canadians to let artist the Game do his tour and to fulfill such a wanted need from the businesses, the promoters, and the fans it would have benefited in such a positive way.
The Game’s career has long been haunted by legal issues. In recent years, the 39-year-old has received three years of probation for threatening to kill a police officer and is still dealing with a $7.1 million sexual battery suit.
There is no word if this will affect the rapper’s planned tour of Europe that is set to begin in March.