Lil Pump Dropped From Upcoming Festival For Failing To Comply With Visa Regulations
Lil Pump’s recent legal issues will force him to lose out on a string of shows in Australia. Coordinators for the 2019 FOMO Festival have announced Pump will miss their upcoming events since he cannot obtain a work visa.
“Due to recent arrests and a failure to adhere to Australian work visa application requirements, we regret to announce that Lil Pump is not able to perform at FOMO 2019, ” the festival announced in a statement released on social media.
Pump has been replaced by Aminé, who is now scheduled to perform at five of the six festival dates. The 2019 FOMO Festival kicks off on January 5 in Brisbane and features artists such as Nicki Minaj and Rae Sremmurd.
Previously this month, Pump was detained by police in Denmark and spent approximately 24 hours in jail. Having been ordered to pay a fine for weed possession and asked to leave the country. As a result of his arrest, Pump had to cancel a planned tour date in Finland.
A week later, Pump was kicked off a flight and arrested for disorderly conduct in Miami. He and his entourage were accused of bringing drugs on a plane, which led to an argument with police. A search eventually emerged up empty, but Pump and his manager were charged with disorderly conduct. Both men pleaded not guilty.
In addition to his legal woes, Pump faced backlash this week for his use of an Asian slur. The polarizing artist posted a snippet of a song called “Butterfly Doors” in which he raps, “They call me Yao Ming ’cause my eye real low, ching chong. ” The accompanying video also showed him doing the slanted-eye gesture.
— Lil pump (@lilpump) December 16, 2018