Tyler, the Creator’s ban from getting into and performing in New Zealand has been lifted, Stuff experiences. He’s set to headline NZ’s annual Bay Dreams music pageant throughout two dates in January 2020, making it practically eight years since he final carried out within the nation. Pitchfork has reached out to Tyler’s representatives for extra info.
According to Stuff, Immigration New Zealand has confirmed that Tyler’s visa has been accredited and that he “is no longer deemed to be a potential threat to public order and the public interest.” The determination follows the UK’s recent move to raise a four-year ban on Tyler in May.
Tyler has been barred twice from performing in New Zealand. Odd Future was prevented from performing on the Auckland leg of the Big Day Out pageant in 2012 because of their lyrical content material, however they had been capable of play a separate solo headlining present as an alternative. In 2014, the rap collective was set to hitch Eminem at Rapture Festival, however they had been blocked from entering the country as a result of Immigration New Zealand deemed them “a potential threat to public order.”
Tyler addressed the ban in his 2014 Cherry Bomb music “Smuckers,” rapping, “I got banned from New Zealand, whitey called me a demon/And a terrorist, God damn it, I couldn’t believe it.”