Skepta Denied Work Permit Ahead Of Planned US Shows
We got some good news earlier today when Skepta dropped “Man” and earlier this week when the UK grime purveyor detailed his upcoming album Konnichiwa, out in just a few weeks. But today he received some bad news that his work visa was denied just ahead of his Coachella performances and recently announced US shows. He took to Instagram to thank his fans for supporting the tour and let them know he’s doing what he can to get things cleared up. It would be a shame if Skepta’s US dates were to get cancelled due to some bureaucratic nonsense, and it would certainly be a blow to grime’s resurgence and transatlantic propagation, so hopefully this gets sorted out quickly. There is no word on the status of his Coachella slots and other US shows as of yet. Free Skepta!
Konnichiwa is out 5/6 on Boy Better Know.