According to reports, Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta was recently denied his visa application into Canada, causing Canadian promoters to cancel their event in which he was expected to headline.
In a release from Teamwork Productions, it stated:
“Teamwork Productions takes this opportunity to inform the public that owing to circumstances beyond our control, the mini-tour of Canada, featuring dancehall artist, Tommy Lee Sparta, has been cancelled.”
The release further went on to state
“Everything was moving smoothly and we were repeatedly assured by Tommy Lee’s management that there would be no visa or other issues and we were good to go. All tickets were purchased for Tommy Lee and his entourage to travel to Canada. It reached the point where Tommy Lee was to be interviewed at the Canadian High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica.
It was after the interview this afternoon (Thursday) that the officers at the High Commission in Kingston made the decision not to grant the visa to Tommy Lee. As a result of the deejay being denied the visa to travel to Canada, we had no choice but to cancel the event.”