Odd Future, whose lead rapper is Justin Bieber’s buddy, Tyler the Creator, has been banned from New Zealand because they were viewed as a terrorist threat!
News outlets in NZ are reporting;
Odd Future was to play at Rapture 2014 in Auckland – a concert in which Eminem is the headline act.
Immigration New Zealand said the band has incited violence in the past, including a riot in which a police officer had to be hospitalized.
The Auckland Council on Wednesday said it was negotiating with organizers to modify its performance because of lyrics referring to raping and murdering women.
The Stop Demand Foundation had demanded the group be pulled from the concert.
Founder Denise Ritchie told Radio New Zealand’s Checkpoint program on Thursday that Immigration New Zealand has investigated the group’s past and is delighted the group has been banned.
Sadly, it looks like the Bieber curse continues! Even via association.