Here’s What Chris Brown Has To Say About His Australia Entry Controversy

Earlier this week, it seemed as if Chris Brown’s name was all but omitted from Australia and New Zealand’s invite lists, but his camp is bucking back against such claims. Breezy’s management team released a statement yesterday (Sept. 29) confirming that the R&B singer has not been denied entry to Australia, after some reports claimed that he was already denied access due to his infamous record of domestic violence.

Over the weekend, news outlets believed that Brown would not be able to perform in Australia for his August Alsina-assisted tour, One Hell Of A Nite. Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton sent a Notice of Intention to Consider Refusal of C.B.’s visa, which would then give him 28 days to compile evidence to show why he should be given one.

“Contrary to media reports, Chris Brown’s request to enter Australia on tour has not been denied,” the statement read on Australian ticket website, Ticketek. The statement also said that Breezy has traveled to the continent on two separate occasions since 2009, which is the year that he assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown tweeted Tuesday night to express his thoughts on the situation, adding that he would be “grateful” to come to Australia. He also wrote that his past history with domestic violence and learning from his mistakes could raise awareness for the youth about the issue. “The youth don’t listen to parents nor do they listen to PSA’s. The power that we have as Entertainers can change lives,” he wrote.

If all goes well, he is set to perform shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane in December.