G-Eazy cancels gig at Cowboys Music Festival after being denied entry into Canada
Probably due to his past follies, G-Eazy is receiving it on the harder end after he had to step back from headlining a show on being denied entry at the Canadian border.
Rap artist G-Eazy was forced to cancel a gig in Canada after he was denied entry at the Canadian border. While the reasons for the denial remain unknown, the 29-year-old rapper was supposed to headline performances at the Cowboys Music Festival in Calgary. It is being speculated that his arrest in May for cocaine possession could be a reason why he was not allowed inside the country. Although possession, sale, and transport of cocaine is legal medically, the drug still falls under Schedule I category in Canada.
G-Eazy, whose real name is Gerald Earl Gillum, was arrested in Sweden in May for possessing two bags containing 1.5 grams of cocaine and a rolled up $100 in his pocket as he accepted he had been using the drug. According to police reports obtained by The Blast, the security guard who had discovered a scuffle in the VIP room was struck in the head about three to four times by G-Eazy, causing "swelling and pain". The rapper was arrested for three charges: violence against an official, resisting with violence and possessing drugs. The 'Him & I' singer was in the company of his former girlfriend Halsey, and Sean Kingston, although neither of their names are listed in the report.
The Cowboys Dance Hall released a statement on Monday night informing: "Cowboys regrets to inform you that G-Eazy is unable to perform tonight due to reasons beyond our control. Refunds will be processed at the online point of purchase (Showpass)." It also left a note of positivity by stating that in spite of the rapper's unfortunate situation, festival goers will not be returning home disappointed since it would be a "massive legendary hip hop party." Fans, however, were disappointed at the rapper's absence and demanded for a refund. One of the fans tweeted, "$200 and old mate doesn’t turn up? So how do I get a refund for my tickets?"
Calgary Herald states that Canada Border Security Agency replied to an email on Monday saying that they don't "speak on the specifics of any on particular case" and didn't mention the actual reason behind denying the pop-star entry into Canada. The report quotes CBSA stating, "Admissibility of all travellers is decided on a case-by-case basis and based on the information made available to the border services officer at the time of entry. All persons seeking entry to Canada must demonstrate they meet the requirements to enter and/or stay in Canada.”
This isn't the first time that G-Eazy and Halsey got into trouble for doing it all too much. According to Daily Mail, a video previously released showed that when Eazy was being put into a police car, Halsey kept shouting that she was hit in the face.
The rapper was convicted on charges of assault and drug possession but did not face any jail time. After the couple broke up, Halsey soon shot down rumors that she had moved on to Machine Gun Kelly.