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Britain to Chris Brown: Stay Out!

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Great Britain is officially Team Rihanna.

Officials in the United Kingdom today announced that they have barred Chris Brown from entering the country for a concert due to his vicious 2009 attack on his former girlfriend.

"We reserve the right to refuse entry to the U.K. to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offence. Public safety is one of our primary concerns," Britain's Home Office said in a statement. "Each application to enter the U.K. is considered on its individual merits."

Needless to say, Brown was found meritless.

"SORRY to all the fans in Europe!!! my tour is cancelled. Im pretty sure yall know. my entry was denied in your country. I love you. SORRY!!" Brown tweeted in a post that subsequently deleted in favor of an official statement from his publicist.

"Due to issues surrounding his work visa, the Ireland and United Kingdom leg of Chris Brown's Fan Appreciation Tour has been postponed. Chris looks forward to performing for his fans abroad in the near future and thanks them for their continued support."

Brown had been scheduled to perform in Glasgow, London and Manchester in the U.K., along with a stop in the Irish city of Cork.

The 21-year-old R&B star remains on trash detail as part of his five-year probationary sentence following his guilty plea in the Rihanna assault case,

Coincidentally, Rihanna was just in the U.K. last month for a string of concert dates.

She didn't have any problems with her visa.

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Look back at Chris and Rihanna, before things went so terribly wrong.

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