Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Japan Following Gun Case
Chris Brown's legal woes continue to follow him. After his Aug. 30 arrest on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in his gated $4.3 million Los Angeles home, the 27-year-old singer has reportedly been denied entry into Japan after applying for a working visa, according to TMZ. Brown was slated to perform Monday and Tuesday at the Tokyo International Forum.
Last month, Brown was caught up in an hours-long standoff (that was live-streamed on several news outlets) after he was accused by a former beauty-pageant contestant/aspiring actress named Baylee Curan for allegedly pointing a gun at her during a party at his residence after she was admiring a necklace. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, then told the Los Angeles Times that the accusations were "not just false but fabricated." No jewelry or weapon was reportedly found at Brown's residence as well.
Japan reportedly does not admit visitors into the country with criminal backgrounds and open cases. Brown has also received similar treatment in the past when traveling abroad for touring purposes. In 2010, he was denied a U.K. visa following his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. Five years later, Brown was banned from performing in Australia, New Zealand and Canada reportedly due to his criminal conviction in the 2009 case.
A source close to Brown reportedly told the gossip outlet that the singer will try to reapply for the visa before the concert dates. A rep for the singer did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment.