2 Chainz denied entry to Australia

Rapper 2 CHAINZ will not be performing at an upcoming music festival in Australia after he was denied permission to enter the country.

The hip-hop star was due to perform at the Future Music Festival in Sydney next month (Mar14), but officials Down Under have refused to grant him a visa.

Organisers have now been forced to remove 2 Chainz from the line-up. They say in a statement, "We've been regrettably advised that 2 Chainz is unable to travel to Australia at this time. Both parties are disappointed - FMF (Future Music Festival) HQ loves 2 Chainz, and can't wait to get him down to Australia as soon as we can."

The rapper writes in a post on his Twitter.com page, "To my Aussie fans, due to reasons beyond my control I will not be at Future Festival this year... hopefully I can make it there soon!"

The festival will go ahead with sets from stars including Rudimental, Tinie Tempah and Deadmau5.

2 Chainz was previously forced to axe an appearance at another Australian music event, the Movement Festival, last year (13) due to visa issues.

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