Pa Salieu says he has been dropped from Commonwealth Video games closing ceremony

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Pa Salieu claims he has been dropped from the Commonwealth Video games closing ceremony subsequent week after failing a background test.

The rapper took to Twitter to point out footage of him rehearsing for the ceremony earlier than revealing that he was “faraway from the present as a result of ‘I failed a background test.’”

Salieu was cleared of participating in violent dysfunction throughout a brawl in 2018 which noticed his pal stabbed to demise, studies BBC Information.

However he was convicted of possessing a bottle as an offensive weapon and had beforehand admitted a second depend of violent dysfunction regarding an assault on a person shortly after the brawl. His ultimate sentencing was as a result of be in Could.

Talking about his removing he wrote: “Yesterday (August 1) I obtained a name to say that I’m being faraway from the present as a result of I ‘failed a background test’. I can’t maintain being silent about these things. I’ve already needed to cancel 90% of my reveals this 12 months as a result of the Residence Workplace received’t course of the paperwork I have to journey overseas till my courtroom case is completed.

“I’ve totally co-operated with the method. Attended courtroom on time each single day. The trial resulted in March, however they maintain simply shifting the ultimate sentencing date which was as a result of be in Could. Most lately the date moved as a result of the ‘prosecutor has gone on vacation’.”

He continued: “I’ve constantly been attempting to make use of my profession to point out folks the place I’m from that there’s one other life for us. One away from the roads. However what are you able to do if the police, the justice system and the house workplace don’t care about you and put every part attainable in your technique to cease you attempting to get on along with your life?

“Subsequent weeks efficiency ought to have been a celebration. What’s the actual purpose right here?? How are you going to fail a ‘background test’ to carry out at a closing ceremony. What does that even imply?”

A spokesperson for the Video games informed BBC Information it might not touch upon particular person instances however mentioned everybody concerned went by way of the identical accreditation course of.

The spokesperson added: “Everybody concerned within the Video games goes by way of the identical accreditation course of; together with our volunteers, performers, athletes, contractors, and workforce. We can’t touch upon particular person accreditation purposes. This course of facilitates the supply of the Video games.”

NME has contacted the Video games’ publicist for additional remark.


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