Game Detained at Canadian Border, Possibly for 14 Days
Early on Wednesday morning (April 20), West Coast rapper Game was in good spirits as he tweeted “Happy 420″ to fans and announced that he was en route to Canada to perform shows. But things quickly turned sour when he ran into trouble at the Canadian border.
Game immediately began tweeting about the incident, revealing that he had been held at the border for over three hours and was still not allowed to enter the country. “Customs officials just denied me entry into Canada,” Game wrote. “I’m sorry 2 ALL my fans but I was mislead by promoters & assured I would be able 2 enter.”
The news only got worse as Game continued to provide details over Twitter about his predicament. “This just in: I’m being detained in Canada for 14 days until they process my inadmissability then I’ll have a hearing heard by a judge,” he tweeted. “At that point the judge will decide to either deport me or give me a sentence for violating Canada’s immigrant entry laws.”
“F—ed up situation !!! But at least they let me call home, & tweet before they lock a n!gga up !!! Gotta turn in my property, y’all be kool,” he continued. His final tweet revealed that he was forced to hand over personal items, including his cell phone, which likely means no more tweeting. “Gotta give up my phone & property. This some straight bulls— ! Flew all the way from LA to be denied and detained ?!?! WTF [sic].”
However, the Canadian Border Services Agency described a different chain of events, though the agency is not permitted to give details behind the detainment.
“While the Privacy Act prevents me from discussing the specifics of an individual case, I can tell you that (Game’s) information is not consistent with ours,” Patrizia Giolti, a CBSA national spokesperson, told XXLMag.com. “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.”
The Game was scheduled to perform a series of concerts in Canada over the weekend, including a Saturday April 23 show in Toronto. His fourth LP ‘The R.E.D. Album’ is currently set for a summer release.
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