UPDATE: Rapper Game Detained in ... Canada? [DEVELOPING]
[UPDATE, 2:20pm: We just spoke with Patrizia Giolti at the Canada Border Services Agency. She explained to us that Canadian privacy regulations prevent her from releasing details about Game's detention unless he gives his express consent. She added that "what's being reported in the media IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH OUR RECORD." Apparently, they will NOT be keeping him locked without a hearing for two weeks, as it's being reported. Read more below.]
[Originally published at 1:00pm]
While you were blazing it up this morning, Game was biding his time in Canada customs.
The Los Angeles rapper seemed to be as serene as you were under the spell of that Cali green, though. He tweeted about an hour ago from a customs office, "Been in Customs for 3 hours....... #patienceIsAvirtue."
Soon after, he posted that he'd been denied entry into the country and apologized to fans, "I was mislead by promoters & assured I would be able 2 enter."
Then, things took a turn for the worse.
He's now being detained in Canada for 14 days while they process his inadmissibility, then will have a hearing wherein the judge can either deport the rapper, or give him a sentence for violating immigrant entry laws.
Game must have already made good on an earlier tweet ("We gettin blowed 2day!!!!"), because his initial response was, for him, remarkably measured:
And then the smoke settled:
We know you've got 'em, so smoke one for Game, y'all.
UPDATE: 2:30pm: We just received this email from Patrizia Giolti at the Canada Border Services Agency: "While the Privacy Act prevents me from discussing the specifics of an individual case, I can tell you that your information is not consistent with ours.
In addition, when a foreign national is detained, they must have a detention review hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) within 48 hours of their detention."
The IRB has the authority to authorize release from detention or continue detention.
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