Lil Pump Dropped From 2019 Fomo Festival Due to Recent Arrests and Failure to Comply With Visa Regulations
Lil Pump has been dropped from the 2019 FOMO Festival in Australia, organizers announced yesterday (Dec. 19). In a statement released via social media, FOMO representatives revealed that Pump's recent legal issues his failure to obtain the work visa necessary to perform led to their decision.
“Due to recent arrests and a failure to comply with Australian work visa application requirements, we regret to announce that Lil Pump is not able to perform at FOMO 2019,” the statement read.
As previously reported, Pump has had multiple run-ins with the law as of late. Most recently, the "I Love It" rapper was arrested at Miami International Airport for alleged disorderly conduct, and just before that, was detained overseas in Denmark for a similar scenario.
Lil Pump has been replaced by Aminé on the FOMO Festival, which will tour Australia in a series of six dates throughout January. Other acts on the bill include Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd and Kali Uchis.
Trouble seems to be surrounding Lil Pump lately, as he recently ignited a ton of controversy when he used racial epithets mocking people of Asian descent in a video preview of his new song, "Butterfly Doors." Many people spoke out against the Florida native for the clip, including a nationalist Chinese rap group by the name of CD Rev, who released a diss track toward him entitled "FXXX Lil Pump."
See the FOMO festival's announcement for yourself below.
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