Yonkers, indeed.

Los Angeles based Rap collective Odd Future were originally schedule to perform at the upcoming Rapture Festival on February 15th and now, due to being labeled as "a potential threat to public order", they have been blocked from entering New Zealand entirely. It seems to me that the Kiwis have gotten just a bit too ripe.

In a statement given to New Zealand news station 'News 3', Immigration New Zealand have gone on record with the following quote.

"The Immigration Act 2009 provides that entry permission may not be granted where there is reason to believe there is, or is likely to be, a threat or risk to public order or the public interest."

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

The group's manager - Christian Clancy - had the following to say:

"sorry new zealand apparently this group of kids that have inspired the shit out of me for the last few years are a threat to society. ... and thanks for the hour before flight heads up. after approving and issuing visas."

Odd Future were banned from another festival in New Zealand back in 2011, which saw the group perform at their own show instead of the originally scheduled set location. Odd indeed.

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