Australian Officials Seek to Block R. Kelly Visa

February 8, 2019

from rhymeswithsnitch

This week embattled recording artist R. Kelly announced he was headed to Australia for his first tour since the release of the controversial documentary, 'Surviving R. Kelly [click here if you missed that].'

Not so fast...
  
From The BBC 

Australia's opposition Labor party released a statement saying the singer should not be permitted to enter the country.

"Labor strongly supports the refusal or cancellation of visas of non-citizens on character or criminal grounds," the document said.

Australia's department of home affairs told the BBC it "does not comment on individual cases", but Australia has previously barred entry to people in similar situations.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather was denied a visa over family violence convictions. Rapper Chris Brown also had his visa denied based on his history of domestic violence.

Kellz has deleted the tour announcement from his social media pages.