Tyler, the Creator has been granted a visa to headline the Bay Dreams festival in New Zealand, which takes place in January 2020.

The rapper, whose real name is Tyler Okonma, was originally blocked from performing in 2014 due to the nation’s sentiments towards his and Odd Future’s music, after granting him a visa in 2012 to perform at the Big Day Out.

“Odd Future has been deemed to be a potential threat to public order and the public interest for several reasons, including incidents at past performances in which they have incited violence,” Immigration NZ said.

“In one instance, a police officer was hospitalised following a riot incited by Odd Future.”

The end of the ban comes on the heels of the U.K. lifting its ban, where Tyler will perform in September at O2 Academy Brixton. One country he won’t be visiting, however, is Sweden. Tyler has come out in solidarity with A$AP Rocky, who is awaiting sentencing on assault charges in the Scandinavian country, by boycotting the country.


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