R&B singer Chris Brown was denied a work visa to perform in UK and Ireland by the two countries' immigration authorities, forcing his Fan Appreciation tour to be re-scheduled or even canceled.
"SORRY to all the fans in Europe! My tour is cancelled ... I'm pretty sure y'all know. My entry was denied in your country. I love you. SORRY!!" Chris Brown twittered (but deleted soon after), according to MTV UK.
The reason of Chris Brown being denied visas to enter UK/Ireland is very apparent--he was guilty of a serious criminal offense that saw him infamously beating then girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of 2009 Grammy Awards.
"We reserve the right to refuse entry to the U.K. to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offense. Public safety is one of our primary concerns." UK's Home Office said in a statement. "Each application to enter the U.K. is considered on its individual merits."