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Criminal record keeps Chris Brown out of Britain [poll]

June 8, 2010 | 10:10 am


Britain hears you knocking, Chris Brown, but you can't come in.

The R&B singer has been denied a visa to enter the country, Reuters reports, resulting in cancellation of his European tour, which was to have started Wednesday in Scotland. The reason? That 2009 assault on Rihanna that Breezy fans insist the world needs to get over. 

Apparently, Britain's Home Office didn't get the message, saying in a statement Tuesday: "We reserve the right to refuse entry to the UK to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offence. Public safety is one of our primary concerns. Each application to enter the UK is considered on its individual merits."

Seems Britain has higher standards than, say, France.

Brown, who's on five years' probation after pleading guilty to the assault, tweeted ...

... an apology to fans, says E! Online, which also reports that the message has since been deleted.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Chris Brown, left, sitting next to attorney Mark Geragos, listens as the judge reads his progress report at the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2009. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

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