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The Game

Banned from Canada Over Gang Ties

4/21/2011 6:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Game was detained in Canada for several hours yesterday, TMZ has learned, before his ass got deported back to the U.S. -- and we're told, it's all because of the rapper's alleged gang affiliation.

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A rep for Substance Entertainment Group -- the promotion company behind Game's tour in Canada -- tells TMZ, the tour promoter got a call from Canadian Customs while Game was on the plane on his way to Canada.

We're told customs informed the promoter that Game would be denied entry "due to new information received that Game is affiliated with organized crime and is an active member of the Bloods street gang."

The rep claims Game was blindsided by the last-minute red flag -- telling us, concert organizers had secured all permits and approval weeks ago to get Game into the country.

Bad news for everyone who bought a ticket to his upcoming Canadian shows -- tour's cancelled.

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ocgirl    

kellie 26 minutes ago

Lol@ take it to compton..umm he's from compton.

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I was thinking the same thing when I read that. haha

1251 days ago
32.

VictoriaGirl    

Why couldnt we also ban charlie sheen and randy quaid and his crazy wife?

1251 days ago
33.

rico    

GOOG FOR THEM, THEY SHOULD BE BANNED HERE AS WELL.ENOUGH WITH THESE THUGS,,

1251 days ago
34.

ARTOFWAR    

....Because he's affiliated with organized crime, what a joke. Everyone in America is affiliated with organized crime.

Thus the name--- American.....Artofwar

1251 days ago
35.

robert    

A single criminal conviction, no matter how minor or how long ago, is grounds for exclusion from Canada

he's lucky he didn't get his ass thrown in jail

it's an indictable offence for a person to participate in or substantially contribute to the activities of a criminal organization, knowing that any or all of its members engage in or have engaged in a series of indictable offences within the proceeding five years and if that person is a party to the commission of an indictable offence for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with the criminal organization.

This offence is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

1251 days ago
36.

Tabatha    

AHAHAHAHAH!!!!! Good! Go Canada! Makes me a PROUD Canadian :)

1251 days ago
37.

Steinberg    

Yes, because butterfly tattoos that are covered up with the LA dodger symbol on your face is very gangster!

OMG sooooo gangsterrrrr!!!

1251 days ago
38.

La La Land    

Canada is full of punks anyway, so who cares Game. You have nothing but cupcakes like Drake from there anyway..lol

But how can you ban someone from a country for being affiliated with criminal activity..wtf Some of the biggest companies in the world are built off of criminal activity, but they like to call it bootlegging..

1251 days ago
39.

sgm    

Good for them! Now if only the US would do the same for gangs, terrorists and illegals!

1251 days ago
40.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Bwahahahahaha! Wish we could ban them from THE EARTH!

1251 days ago
41.

diego    

riiiggghhhttt...game is a blood. that's why he's wearing a blue hat! hahahaa...you guys crack me up! you people actually think rappers have gang affiliations? if this dude did have gang affiliations, shortly after seen wearing this hat, he would get put in check.

1251 days ago
42.

Vinnie    

The USA should follow in the same foot steps as Canada. Deport all the wanna be tough guys in the USA to Rio de Janeiro Brazil and we will see how long they last. I mean is it not enough that you made it as a recording artist? You still have to "ACT" tough. Grow Up!!!

1251 days ago
43.

norm    

If you have a DUI, Canada will not allow entry. Oh, and those tattoos on his face look just ridiculous.

1251 days ago
44.

karlew    

Bizarre. We can keep this guy out but not Charlie Sheen.

1251 days ago
45.

lizz    

yea he makes no secret that he's a blood... just listen to any song of his. surprising move by canada but definitely the right one... if only they + other countries did this more often.

1251 days ago
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