Skepta Denied U.S. Visa

It seems fans in the U.S. eagerly awaiting the arrival of U.K. grime sensation Skepta will have to keep waiting.

According to a post on the grime rapper’s Instagram, Skepta has been denied a U.S. visa.

“Love to everybody in the U.S. that wanted to see me on tour this month, my U.S. visa has been denied and I am not allowed to work in the America right now,” Skepta says on Instagram. “Still taking forward steps and forever working with God. Brb.”

Skepta was scheduled to appear in San Francisco on Friday April 20 before his big performance at Coachella. He was also scheduled for performances in Denver and New York City this May. For now, fans will have to remain hopeful and wait until things are resolved.

Daniel Offner

Daniel Offner is a 28-year-old journalist aspiring to be a go-to source of music, arts and entertainment. Offner is the assistant editor of The Wave Newspaper in Rockaway, N.Y. He has past experience as an editor reporter, freelancer, contributor and columnist for several digital and print media publications around Queens, Long Island and Westchester County. The first album Offner can remember listening to as a child was 'Out of Time' by R.E.M. (1991/WMG) as well as various tracks from artists such as Van Morrison, Depeche Mode, Eric Clapton and the Red Hot Chili Peppers that were sprinkled throughout his days as a youth. A New York native, born and bred, Offner had his first encounter with "The World's Most Famous Arena" before he could even walk. This was what ultimately led Offner became a devout fan of the New York Rangers Hockey Club. His lifelong passion for the sport spans well beyond 1994, when the Rangers brought Lord Stanley's Cup back home to New York for the first time in more than 50 years.


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