Waka Flocka Flame cancels Australian tour after being denied a visa
Lucky for Waka Flocka Flame, presidential campaigns are reserved to your home country. Unlucky for the rapper, he has been denied a visa to tour Australia due to drug and firearm charges against him. Flame was scheduled to perform at four venues in Australia and two in New Zealand and while New Zealand approved his visit, Australia did not. He has subsequently canceled all six dates.
Flame, born Juaquin James Malphurs, turned himself into authorities after his house was raided in 2011 and was booked for possession of marijuana and hydrocodone, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and violation of probation for driving on a suspended license. Last October, he was arrested at the Atlanta airport for carrying a gun in his carry-on at the airport.
Tour promoter Robin Fernanda announced the news on Facebook. His statement is re-printed in its entirety below.