Odd Future Is Banned From New Zealand
New Zealand has labeled Odd Future a threat to their society and immigration authorities have banned the rappers from entering the country. The rap collective was due to appear at the Rapture festival in Auckland this weekend (headlined by Eminem), but their entry visas were revoked according to reports.
Immigration New Zealand said, "The Immigration Act 2009 provides that entry permission may not be granted where there is reason to believe there is, or is likely to be, a threat or risk to public order or the public interest."
Odd Future, known for their anarchic lyrics, has been deemed a threat to public order due to past performancess, which have stoked up violence and riots.
Paul Rosenberg, Eminem's longtime manager is entirely against the government suppressing artistic expression and went to Twitter to air his gripe.