9 Celebrities Who Were Arrested Or Banned From Foreign Countries

Being taken into custody by foreign authorities is a terrible prospect. The situation is dire: you’re locked up in a foreign country, you don’t understand the language, you don’t know the local laws, and you can’t easily get in touch with a lawyer back home. Those famous faces had to pay the price for their international crimes. Authorities have detained several well-known performers in other nations. Some famous people were detained in foreign countries for obscenity, while the vast majority were detained for drug offenses.

Some nations actively forbid celebrities from entering, so if you believed celebrities only went to parties and had fun all the time, you’d be half correct. If so, then what? Instead, it’s airport security and immigration inspections.

1. Chris Brown

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In 2011, Great Britain joined Canada and Australia in temporarily banning Chris Brown’s admission due to his history of domestic violence towards his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. He was scheduled to participate in a performance paying homage to Michael Jackson.

2. Paris Hilton

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A Japanese court has ruled that Paris Hilton cannot enter the country because of her history of drug offenses in Las Vegas. Oops.

3. Miley Cyrus

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The Chinese government has forbidden Miley Cyrus from visiting the country or performing there because of an old photo of her from her Hannah Montana days in which she was posing by pushing her temples into an insulting Asian caricature.

4. The Beatles

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After turning down Imelda Marcos for breakfast at the Presidential Palace, the Beatles were banned from entering the country. Even when they tried to leave the nation on an aircraft, they were surrounded by a crowd and assaulted.

5. Beyonce

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BeyoncĂ© has been barred from visiting, performing, or even touring Malaysia ever again because the country’s conservative Muslim officials find her too divisive.

6. Akon

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The sexy pool party scene in Akon and David Guetta’s ‘Sexy Chick’ music video sparked controversy in Sri Lanka, leading to the two artists being banned from the nation.

7. Snoop Dogg

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Snoop Dogg was prohibited from visiting Norway for two years after he was captured at the airport with marijuana in his hands. This ban may or may not be permanent. Uh oh.

8. Brad Pitt

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For more than 15 years, Bradders could not enter China because of his involvement in Seven Years in Tibet, a film the Chinese authorities found very offensive because of its pro-Tibetan message.

9. 50 Cent

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Toronto MP Dan McTeague stopped 50 Cent from performing in 2005, saying, “I don’t think people in Toronto or any urban center need or want to hear Mr. Jackson’s message right now.” This was due to 50 Cent’s criminal history and suspected encouragement of gun violence.