For rapping about entering people, Odd Future has been blocked from entering New Zealand. The hip hop collective was set to play at the Rapture, but according to 3 News, their entry visas were revoked because they’re a “threat or risk to public order or the public interest,” not unlike the country’s Smaug problem.
In a statement released to 3 News this afternoon, 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 has been deemed to be a potential threat to public order and the public interest for several reasons, including incidents at past performances in which they have incited violence. In one instance, a police officer was hospitalised following a riot incited by Odd Future.” (Via)
Tyler, the Creator’s response:
He’s already sent a poop cake to Immigration New Zealand.
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