Chris Brown has been forced to cancel upcoming European Fan Appreciation Tour dates after British officials refused to grant him a work visa. The denial was based on Brown’s 2009 conviction for beating former girlfriend Rihanna in a domestic assault.

Chris Brown (Photo: Joel Telling - Wikimedia Commons)

Chris Brown (Photo: Joel Telling - Wikimedia Commons)

“We reserve the right to refuse entry to the U.K. to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offense. Public safety is one of our primary concerns… Each application to enter the U.K. is considered on its individual merits,” the British Home Office said in a press statement.

Brown had the right to appeal the visa denial and tour promoter SJM is advising fans to hold on to their tickets for “possible re-arranged dates.”

Responding to the visa denial, Brown Tweeted to fans: “SORRY to all the fans in Europe! My tour is cancelled … I’m pretty sure y’all know. My entry was denied in your country. I love you. SORRY!!” The Tweet was later deleted from his feed.

Frankly we think it is too bad Brown was denied the visa. We’d love to get the abusive douche bag out of our country for a while – even better if it was a permanent move.

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