Last month, Tyler, the Creator tweeted that he was banned from Australia following a campaign by Collective Shout, a women's activist group. That statement was subsequently revised: his visa application was apparently under consideration, but the Australian authorities had not yet decided what they were going to do with it. Frontier Touring, which is in charge of the rapper's tours, announced on Facebook yesterday that Tyler decided to abandon his plans to play shows in the country. "We would much rather come to Australia when it isn't surrounded in controversy," the rapper noted. "I love my fans there and hopefully I'll be back soon. Don't do drugs."
Maybe the MC will use the time he would've been playing in Australia to hit the studio with former One Direction member Zayn Malik? Revisit Tyler's FADER cover story.