Tyler, The Creator has been banned from the United Kingdom, according to his Twitter account and his manager, Christian Clancy.

Tyler explains on Twitter today (August 26) why he canceled four shows in the UK and Ireland last week.

“BASED ON LYRICS FROM 2009 I AM NOT ALLOWED IN THE UK FOR 3-5 YEARS ( although i was there 8 weeks ago),” he writes. “THAT IS WHY THE SHOWS WERE CANCELLED.”

Clancey further explained the situation on his blog, The Phuckery. He says that they received a letter from the Secretary of State for the Home Department that cites lyrics from Tyler’s 2010 Bastard and 2011 Goblin albums as reason for banning the Los Angeles rapper.

“Highlights from the letter include that his work ‘encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality’ and ‘fosters hatred with views thats seek to provoke others to terrorist acts,'” Clancey writes.

He continues by saying that Tyler has been in the UK more than 20 times since releasing those albums and was in London last month for an event.

“This is a broader issue of free speech,” Clancey says, “with new lines being drawn that include reaching back in time without acknowledging growth. in fact, punishing growth.”

The secretary’s duty as outlined in the official government website include “security and terrorism, legislative programme and expenditure issues.”

Initially, the Odd Future rapper said, “THE CANCELING OF THE SHOWS ARE BEYOND MY CONTROL.”

Tyler, The Creator also cancelled his shows in Australia this month amid controversy involving a special interest group seeking to ban him from the country.

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