Game Denied Entry into Canada [Update]
[Editor's note: this story has been changed since its original posting]
Blame Canada. That’s what the Game is saying.
The Compton rhyme spitter angrily took to his Twitter page today (April 20)to express his disgust for Canadian customs agents, who he claims will detain him for the next two weeks to process his inadmissibility.
“This just in: I’m being detained in Canada for 14 days until they process my inadmissibility, then I’ll have a hearing heard by a judge,” Game 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%cked up situation!!! But at least they let me call home, & tweet before they lock a n!gga up!!!”
That’s not the story the Canadian Border Services Agency told XXLMag.com, however. While the Agency said they’re not allowed to delve into details behind the detainment, they did say that the Game didn’t have his facts straight.
“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,” said Patrizia Giolti, a CBSA national spokesperson. “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.”
Calls to the IRB weren’t immediately returned.
Game also tweeted that he was mislead by promoters, who assured his entrance up north, and had to give up some of his personal items.
“Gotta give up my phone & property,” Game added. “This some straight bullshit! Flew all the way from LA to be denied and detained?!?! WTF.”
Greg Miller, the Game’s publicist, didn’t return phone calls to XXLmag.com as of press time.
This isn’t the first time rappers have had trouble crossing the border into Canada.
Last December, Cam’ron and protégé Vado expressed their disgust for the CBSA denying them access up north. ”We in customs, they just shut us down,” Cam said via video on his Twitter. “See the flag? Shut me down. There goes the flag. This go the country that did it to us — Montreal, we sorry. We in Toronto customs. Sorry about that. Love y’all Montreal.” —Mark Lelinwalla