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Beats Per Millennium - Where is Ja? Not in Australia

Where is Ja? Not in Australia

Queens rapper Ja Rule was forced to cancel an August 25 show at Big Top at Luna Park (this is apparently something Australian) due to visa processing delays at the country’s Immigration Department. He hopes to make up the show on August 29…we have our fingers crossed.

But the bigger story here is….apparently there are venues in Australia looking to book Ja Rule. I mean, the guy hasn’t put out an album in five years. Apparently he has a new one on the way, but it’s arriving two years late because the two singles from it that were released in 2007 did so poorly. I could see him playing a few small venues in the USA, but Australia? Really? Maybe we need to get a BPM reporter over there to figure out what is going on in Australian hip hop that they are paying money to bring over America’s sloppy seconds.

Back to the story. Ja Rule’s struggles with Australian authorities are due to his former legal problems. Australia is known for having strict policies on entertainers with criminal records. Seems sort of hypocritical for a nation whose original European population was made up of people with criminal records.

Just kidding…we love Australia.

Posted by Mike Denslow at Jul 28, 2009 10:05 PM