Chris Brown has been forced to postpone his Japan tour after the Japanese Embassy denied him visa over recent troubles with the police. The show was initially scheduled to hold between 26 – 27 September at the Tokyo International Forum.
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A statement from Brown’s promoter–the Creativeman Productions–reads: “We are very sorry to announce that we have to postpone Chris Brown‘s upcoming Japan tour at Tokyo International Forum Hall A on 26 and 27 September due to a logistical visa issue.
“We will announce details of rescheduled dates (soon).”
A report from TMZ quotes the Japan Consulate as confirming that the R&B star was denied visa due to LAPD’s prolonged investigations on the gunpoint assault filed against him by Curran Baylee.
Though Chris Brown had a one-day stand off with a SWAT team before he was taken into custody and later released, the singer and his lawyer have argued their innocence.
However, authorities said they’re are still gathering evidence on the legal drama. For this reason, his arraignment date was pushed forward.
With the assault case yet to be solved, and Japan having a very low tolerance for visa applicants who have criminal backgrounds, the “China Love” singer was marked ineligible. The country does not issue visa to anyone who has open legal cases in court, reports say.
Chris was also denied visa to Australia in 2015, six years after his assault case with then girlfriend Rihanna.
Other reports added that the LAPD has been given orders to complete their evidence gathering and witness interviews within 2 weeks.