Posted by: marshamwhite | April 20, 2010

Reggae Musicians denied visas

So a couple of weeks ago, I heard that popular reggae musicians were being denied entry into the US. I didn’t find the news surprising since many Caribbean artists are notorious for violating US immigration laws and finding themselves into legal issues. What surprised me was that one of the performers, Beenie Man, who has performed with Janet Jackson, Mya and other popular artists was on the list of getting his visa revoked as well.  Mavado is also becoming popular in the US having performed with Jay Z and on Rip the Runway.

At first I thought it was an April Fool’s joke since the news came out on April 1 but when several other sites confirmed it including the OvertheLimit blog, I had no idea what to think. For one, there wasn’t a good reason for revoking their visas and two, these musicians are going to lose millions of dollars by not performing abroad.  So many shows for this year have already promoted and booked these artists to perform so I don’t know what is going to happen but I’ll definitely keep you updated. I mean what’s a reggaefest without reggae artists?


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