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28 Times Rappers Have Been Banned Around the World

This weekend, 50 Cent will take the stage at Hot 97’s Summer Jam for the first time in a decade, after his infamous chair throwing incident left him banned for life from the station in 2004. He may be one of the most high-profile, but 50 is far from the only rapper who has been banned from a venue, an event, a radio station, a University, or even a nation, even if reports earlier this week that Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) was banned from re-entering the United States are most likely untrue. From Lil Wayne to Game, RiFF RAFF to Snoop—who amazingly appears on this list three times for three separate instances—here are 28 times a rapper has been turned away. —Dan Rys

Previously: 50 Cent Explains The Summer Jam Incident That Got Him Banned 10 Years Ago
Reports Of Mos Def Being Unable To Enter The U.S. May Not Be True
Odd Future Is Banned From New Zealand

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