West Coast rapper Game’s detainment in Canada yesterday (April 20) was reportedly the result of his alleged involvement in criminal activity.
According to reports, Game’s criminal activities restricted him from entering Canada.
A rep for Substance Entertainment Group — the promotion company behind Game’s tour in Canada — tells TMZ, the tour promoter got a call from Canadian Customs while Game was on the plane on his way to Canada. We’re told customs informed the promoter that Game would be denied entry “due to new information received that Game is affiliated with organized crime and is an active member of the Bloods street gang.” The rep claims Game was blindsided by the last-minute red flag — telling us, concert organizers had secured all permits and approval weeks ago to get Game into the country. (TMZ)
Yesterday, Game revealed what went down in Canada.
“This just in: I’m being detained in Canada for 14 days until they process my inadmissability then I’ll have a hearing heard by a judge,” Game tweeted April 20th.
“At that point the judge will decide to either deport me or give me a sentence for violating Canada’s immigrant entry laws.”
“F%cked up situation !!! But at least they let me call home, &tweet before they lock a n!gga up !!! Gotta turn in my property, y’all be kool”
“Gotta give up my phone & property. This some straight bullsh*t ! Flew all the way from LA to be denied and detained ?!?! WTF” (Game’s Twitter)
Last December, Dipset’s Cam’ron and Vado were banned from entering Canada after a run-in with customs.
“my *igga @VADO_MH aka “sliiiiiiimmmmeeeee in customs wit me http://plixi.com/p/63337398,” Cam tweeted Thursday (December 16).
“they just told @VADO_MH he has a felony, he cant come in da country and my dj either, im waitin to here to see what they tell me. SMH”
“they just told me NO!!! this some real bullsh*t!! we just was here a couple months ago! sayin i had machine gun in 03. f*ckin makin sh*t up” (Cam’ron’s Twitter)
Outside of immigration complications, Game is currently preparing his upcoming R.E.D. Album.
“The ‘R.E.D.’ album is going to remind everybody of what hip-hop is supposed to be in its prime,” says Game. “The ‘R.E.D.’ album will be the best album this year hands down. There’s nobody putting out an album this year that will even be able to compete with the skill level– the bar is gonna be set after this album drops. I guarantee it now from start to finish.” (Billboard)
Check out some recent Game footage down below: