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Canadian border bars singer Chris Brown, will miss shows in Toronto, Montreal

(AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool)
(AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool)

TORONTO _ R&B singer Chris Brown says he’s been barred from entering Canada.

The “Forever” singer tweeted Tuesday that the “good people of the Canadian government” wouldn’t let him into the country for shows in Montreal and Toronto.

The 25-year-old Grammy winner had been scheduled to perform Tuesday at Montreal’s Bell Centre and Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre, with support from Trey Songz and Tyga.

In his tweets, Brown claimed the shows were sold out.

Brown has been involved in numerous scandals and tangles with the law, most prominently pleading guilty to felony assault in an incident with Rihanna hours before the 2009 Grammy Awards.

He’s been involved in several more incidents since, including an alleged brawl with Toronto rapper Drake at a New York nightclub and an altercation with Frank Ocean that was apparently over a parking space.

After subsequent arrests, Brown was ordered to serve 131 days in jail for a probation violation in May 2014 before being released and put on probation in June.

He’s previously been refused entry into the U.K.

“I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!” he tweeted.

The Canadian Press

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