UPDATE: According to the New Zealand Herald, Game was actually scheduled to perform in New Zealand instead of Australia and had all of the correct visa paperwork to do so. He was turned away at customs in Australia because he didn't have the proper visa to enter the country. You can read the promoters statement on the situation below. 

 

As promoter of Raggamuffin IX we need to set the record regarding The Game straight:‘The Game’ was 100% approved to...

Posted by Raggamuffin Festival New Zealand on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Read the original story below. 

Australian fans of The Game will be disappointed to learn that rapper has been forced to cancel his short tour of that country. The four-date run was set to kick off on Monday, Feb. 22, but had to be nixed at the last possible moment due to the rapper lacking the necessary work visa. The news was broke by TMZ after being informed of the snafu by The Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

According to a statement from Metropolis Touring which was set to handle the quick live jaunt, “Unfortunately the tour by The Game is now canceled. All ticket holders will be entitled to a refund from point of purchase. Please allow a few days for us to liaise with the ticketing companies but we will work as quickly as possible to organize this and keep everyone updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.”