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Looks like American R&B singer Chris Brown may have to cancel the Australian leg of his "One Hell of a Nite" tour.

He was issued a "notice of intention to consider refusal" for his visa application.

Why? Because of his criminal history.

He was previously convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend pop star Rihanna in 2009.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said in a statement on Sunday (Sept 27): "People to whom these notices are issued have 28 days to present material as to why they should be given a visa to enter Australia.

"Decisions on whether a visa will or will not be issued are made after that timeframe and consideration of the material presented to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection."

It was recently appointed Minister of Women Michaelia Cash who mooted the idea of banning the Grammy award-winning performer.

Prior to Mr Dutton's decision, Ms Cash had said: "People need to understand, if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world there are going to be countries that say to you 'You cannot come in because you are not of the character that we expect in Australia'.

"This is a government that's not afraid to say 'no'."

But tickets for his December concerts in the Australian cities of Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane​ will still go on sale on Monday (Sept 28) as planned, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

Brown previously toured Australia in 2011 and 2012.

What are worst things Brown has done?

It's not hard to find examples of Brown's bad behaviour. But this is the worst of the lot.

He attacked Rihanna during an argument, leaving her bruised and battered. He admitted to the assault and was sentenced to a five-year probation and six months of community service.

In 2013, Brown punched a man who tried to take a photo with him. 

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to time served, which was two days in jail.

At that time, he was still on probation for assaulting Rihanna. As a result, he was sentenced to 131 more days in jail.

He had an on and off relationship with Karrueche Tran.

(Basically, he dated Rihanna, then Tran, then Rihanna, then Tran.)

And some time in between, he had a fling with Nia Guzman and fathered a baby girl.

Tran found out about the baby about the same time as everyone else, in March this year through entertainment news site TMZ.

She broke up with the man.

Brown flew into a rage and smashed a dressing room window after a 2011 Good Morning America interview.

Why? Because the interviewer asked him about Rihanna.


In 2012, Drake and Brown were involved in an incident at a nightclub. 

Their entourages threw bottles at each other.

Brown ended up with cuts on his chin.

(P.S. The two are constantly feuding.)

He faced a hit-and-run charge in 2013. It was later dropped after he reached a civil compromise with the other driver.

He was accused of snatching a fan's mobile phone in 2012. The case was later dismissed.

He was kicked out of anger management rehab in 2013 for throwing a rock at his mother’s car window when she visited him.

He was booted from court-ordered rehab in 2014 for breaking the rules. For that, Brown was arrested and jailed. 

Sources: AFP, Hollywood Life, Time, Gawker, NY Daily News, TMZ, Billboard, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone

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