Rapper The Game flew into Canada from Los Angeles on Wednesday to perform some scheduled concerts but was refused entry into the country for currently undisclosed reasons. In addition, he was told he would be detained for two weeks before he could go see a judge.
The Game went onto Twitter in a series of tweets to let people know his situation:
“Customs officials just denied me entry into Canada. I’m sorry 2 ALL my fans but I was mislead by promoters & assured I would be able 2 enter. I’m being detained in Canada for 14 days until they process my inadmissibility then I’ll have a hearing heard by a judge. At that point the judge will decide to either deport me or give me a sentence for violating Canada’s immigrant entry laws. Fucked up situation !!! But at least they let me call home, & tweet before they lock a n**ga up!!! Gotta turn in my property, y’all be kool… Gotta give up my phone & property. This some straight bullshit ! Flew all the way from LA to be denied and detained?!?!“
However, L.A. Weekly contacted Canadian border officials and was told that this could not be true. This is their official statement:
“While the Privacy Act prevents me from discussing the specifics of an individual case, I can tell you that your information is not consistent with ours. In addition, when a foreign national is detained, they must have a detention review hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) within 48 hours of their detention.”
We’ll keep you posted as more information rolls in.