Coachella attendees who are set on seeing Skepta perform will be disappointed to find out that the king of UK Grime and founder of the Boy Better Know collective will not be there. He is also likely to cancel his upcoming US tour dates. Evidently, the rapper, who was recently linked to collaborations with both Pharrell and Kanye West, was not granted a work visa. For reasons unknown he is not even allowed to enter the country.
This is comes as music industry insiders claim that attaining US work visas for international acts has become more and more difficult. Besides having to wait for paper work, musicians are required to prove their level of popularity and success.
We trust that the rapper and his team are taking the proper steps to get this situation worked out. As a huge fan of UK grime I am looking forward to catching Skepta perform without taking that trip across the pond!
Be sure to check out Skepta’s track that turned me onto the world of UK grime!