Danny Brown Fans Start A Petition To Allow Rapper Into Canada

(AllHipHop News) Danny Brown had to cancel two recent shows in Canada after he was denied entry into the country. Some of his fans have started a petition on activism.com to get the Detroit rapper permission to enter the country for future shows The creators of the petition accuse the Canadian government of “fighting a war on the arts” and suggest race may play a factor in the situation.

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The petition reads in part:

This is a petition to the Canadian Customs/Government to allow Danny Brown, culturally-significant hip-hop artist from Detroit, MI into the country to perform. He has been denied entry both before AND after filing AND PAYING FOR all necessary paperwork for such.

Danny Brown is of significant cultural importance within the music community, and has many, many fans of his work in this country. He is not a significant threat to the security of our nation, and i feel that his entry denial is unfair, biased, and potentially racially motivated.

Brown was heading out with Action Bronson for the “2 High To Die Tour,” but only Bronson was able to make the Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia stops. According to Hip Hop Canada, Brown, along with A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q and Hopsin, were denied entry into the country last year as well.

Pitchfork is reporting that representatives for Brown are working to see that the “ODB” performer is able to make his upcoming October dates in Toronto and Montreal.

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  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    another whack azz artist. Canada already got enough gay ass rappers!

  • johnblacksad

    Maybe it’s his crazy looks instead…

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  • MrNoName2K

    Nah idk, something threw up a flag at customs and i doubt it was because of his race..


      DEFINITELY because of his race! I’m from Toronto, trust me! Artist have been getting turned back forever up here. You name him, he’s been turned back, especially if they have a criminal past. That’s almost an automatic no-go, unless you’re big & can afford a $50,000 day-pardon-pass from the governor-general & that only gets extended to the biggest stars (Eminem, 50, Nas, etc.). But I’ve even heard “Nas” get turned back a few times!! #reality

      • Thenatural503

        Canada has always had a strict no criminal past allowed in policy. It has little to nothing to do with race. They just don’t want criminals to come over their border.

      • johnblacksad

        jus wondering… how do they check or keep up with your ‘foreign’ record tho?

      • Thenatural503

        Simple when you go to customs they run your government name through a database. Also I’m sure they have to get a work visa to perform in that country and when applying for such they also will run you through a database.

      • hoeyuno

        Canada/America’s boarder peoples work together. I’m sure there data base covers both countries. since 9/11 everyone needs a passport to cross that boarder also.


        Seeing how I’m actually Canadian, I think I’d know! Definitely about race since only “black” artist with records get turned back, not white artists! #reality If you have the money + connects, you can by-pass the situation. #CanadianBorderISWorseThanUS

      • hoeyuno

        Nah homie. I live in Vancouver and know the law pretty well. nobody gets across that boarder if they have drug related priors. there was a white man in the news here who won some pepsi contest to go to the superbowl this year. he had one charge from 1982 and that was possession of .5 grams of weed(1 joint). he was denied entry into the states.

  • Thenatural503

    I started a Pandora station with him as artist and I’ve been digging his music of late. He’s another of these young dudes that just isn’t rapping about the same thing every other rapper is.

    • johnblacksad

      Dan Brown and Black Milk joint was the bizness!

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  • Megaton

    Knew they had the no felon laws… but not sure Danny ever caught an F. Hopefully it’s not a no misdemeanor thing too now. Seems bogus.

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  • eddieknucks

    It’s felonies. After 911 it’s been crazy. Used to go over there every weekend. Even while i was in a halfway house in the d! After 911 called me an undisireable and said I’d be arrested if I tried to come back. Btw, the halfway house thing was in 95.

  • hoeyuno

    he is the worse on the list.. I guess the youngins don’t understand that this has been going on since the early 90’s…but them trying to turn this into a race thing is stupid. if anybody white, black, brown, purple, red, terracotta orange has any drug convictions they will not be crossing that boarder from either side. Mad child a white rapper from Vancouver was denied entry into the US last year cause of his gang affiliations.

  • $21384666

    This guy is fukin awful. Fuk this clown let him stay in KKK land

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