(AllHipHop News) Odd Future may terrorize some parents with their lyrics but immigration officials in New Zealand appear to perceive the group as actual threats to the New Zealand public. According to immigration officials in New Zealand are risks to the public of New Zealand and revoked their visas as the group was en route to the airport.
The group was scheduled to perform at Eminem’s Rapture tour this Saturday (February 15th). Referencing The Immigration Act of 2009, the immigration officials’ statement stated the group were “likely to be, a threat or risk to public order or the public interest.” Their evidence for this suspicion was when a Boston police officer was injured while escorting Tyler, the Creator out of Newbury Comics after “the crowd of more than 100 had become overwhelming” according to reports. The incident was not specifically named but was referenced in the officials’ statement:
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,
Tyler, the Creator and Odd Future’s manager Christian Clancy took to their personal Twitter account to announce the group’s displeasure of the turn of events:
OF IS BANNED FROM NEW ZEALAND, AGAIN. THEY SAID WE WERE ‘TERRORIST THREATS AND BAD FOR THE SOCIETY’ OR WHATEVER. SICK. THEY ARE ANTI GOLF
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) February 13, 2014
sorry new zealand apparently this group of kids that have inspired the s### out of me for the last few years are a threat to society.
— 4 Strikes (@christianclancy) February 13, 2014
Back in 2012, Odd Future’s scheduled performance at Australian music festival Big Day Out was axed after public concerns over Odd Future’s perceived homophobic lyrics.