CALGARY, Alberta (CelebrityAccess) — Rapper G-Eazy was forced to cancel a performance at a music festival in Calgary after he was denied entry into Canada by immigration officials.
Organizers for the Cowboys Music Festival confirmed the loss of their headliner, announcing on their social media that his performance had been canceled.
“Cowboys regrets to inform you that G-Eazy is unable to perform tonight due to reasons beyond our control,” the festival said in a statement via social media.
“Trust us — we know this really sucks but we are still going to throw a massive legendary hip-hop party for you tonight,” the statement concluded.
According to TMZ, G-Eazy, whose real name is Gerald Earl Gillum, also took to Twitter to apologize to his fans, writing: “Calgary! Super disappointed I couldn’t make it across to play your beautiful city yesterday. Was looking forward to a great night! Hoping to be back soon. Much love to Canada and all the amazing fans out there.”
While the reason for Canadians customs officials refusing entry for the rapper were not clear, he was arrested for cocaine possession and assault in Sweden in May.
A rep for G-Eazy was not available for comment.