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Watch A$AP Rocky’s Sydney Crowd Protest Tyler, The Creator’s Aussie Tour Cancellation

Written by Tom Williams on February 26, 2016

Footage has emerged of Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky leading his Sydney crowd in a “bring Tyler” chant overnight, calling for Tyler, The Creator‘s self-declared Australian tour “ban” to be overturned.

At his sold-out show at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion last night, Rocky called the cancellation of Tyler’s latest Aussie tour — which Tyler said was the result of him being “banned” from entering the country — “some bullshit,” before leading his fans in a protest.

Triple j reports Rocky told the crowd, “Here’s the problem y’all. They won’t allow Tyler to come to Australia no more because they say his rap lyrics are too explicit. That some bullshit.

“How do y’all feel about that?” he asked, launching into a “bring Tyler” chant before dropping some lines over a remix Tyler’s song Yonkers. Catch footage of the moment, below.

Tyler, The Creator’s 2015 Australian tour was officially cancelled in August last year, after tour promoters confirmed the Department Of Immigration “raised issues” with the Odd Future rapper’s visa application.

The tour cancellation also came after activist group Collective Shout launched a petition which urged Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to stop Tyler from entering Australia because his lyrics advocate “rape and extreme violence against women”, but that didn’t stop Tyler from slamming Australia’s visa laws in a new song called Fuck It.

A$AP Rocky’s current Australian tour finishes up in Perth on Sunday night after having travelled through Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney.

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A$AP Rocky 2016 Australian Tour

Wednesday 17th February 2016
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne VIC (all ages)
Tickets: Frontier Touring

Thursday, 18th February 2016
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD (18+)
Tickets: Frontier Touring

Sunday, 21st February 2016
Entertainment Centre (Theatre), Adelaide SA (all ages)
Tickets: Frontier Touring

Thursday, 25th February 2016
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (all ages)
Tickets: Frontier Touring

Sunday, 28th February 2016
Metro City, Perth WA (18+)
Tickets: Frontier Touring

Gallery: A$AP Rocky @ Hordern Pavilion, Sydney 28.06.13 / Photos: Zoltan Blazer

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