Danny Brown Barred From Canada, Vows To Never Perform In Country Again

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published September 10, 2013


Tonight, Danny Brown is scheduled to play a show in Calgary, the first of six Canadian dates on his 2 High 2 Die tour with Action Bronson. But Brown will not be present for any of those shows, because last night he was denied entry into Canada for the third time in the past year, prompting him to vow to never perform in the country again.

Last fall, Brown, as well as tour-mates A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q, were refused entry to Canada on two occasions during their Long Live A$AP tour. As is the case with last night's incident, there were no reports of any illegal substances or weapons involved. According to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), the justification for barring these rappers from crossing the border was that they all had criminal records.

Though the severity of the rappers' prior offenses varies from case to case, Danny Brown's situation seems particularly preposterous. The man hasn't been arrested since 2007. 2 Chainz and Lil' Wayne, however, have both been arrested multiple times in the past six years, and have both performed in Canada in the past year.

What does the CBSA have against Danny Brown? We have no idea, but Canadian blog Hip Hop Canada has a fascinating article on the recent history of rappers' relationship with the Canadian border that may answer some questions.

Though Danny Brown won't be present for any of his six scheduled Canadian shows, it appears as though Action Bronson will honor those dates. Read Danny Brown's tweets concerning his most recent failed attempt at border crossing below.

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