Singer and songwriter Chris Brown is a world-renowned musical superstar with a ton of fans around the world. However, he does have a negative history in the UK scene as he was banned from ever performing there in 2010. His ban came after he physically assaulted then ex-girlfriend Rihanna at a Grammy’s after-party a year prior. Now, it appears the ban may’ve been lifted.
The rapper was announced as one of the headline performers at the London-based festival Wireless in May, with a mixed response from fans. The BBC previously reported that the rapper’s visa was refused after being sentenced to community service.
There has been speculation regarding Brown’s UK visa when he appeared on stage at the UK arena performing alongside WizKid in November. The rapper joins an already star-studded lineup that includes Cardi B and Nicki Minaj. SZA and others. The festival even announced Brown’s upcoming appearance on its social media.
For the first time in 12 years… @chrisbrownofficial will return to the UK to shut down Crystal Palace and Birmingham.
As noted earlier, the announcement of Brown’s return to the UK divided many fans. While some seem delighted to hear that one of their favorite music artists would be allowed to perform there again, others questioned why artists like Brown continue to be let off the hook after committing a serious crime. In 2017, Brown stated that he felt like a “monster” after the incident with Rhianna.
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