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Pa Salieu’s Commonwealth Games show cancelled due to ‘failed background check’

British rapper Pa Salieu said his scheduled appearance at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony was canceled due to a “failed background check”.

The 24-year-old musician was acquitted in March of involvement in violent riots during a mass brawl in which his friend Fidel Glasgow was stabbed to death.

However, the singer was convicted of possession of a bottle as an assault weapon and had previously conceded a second charge of violent disorder in connection with an assault on a man shortly after the brawl.

His final sentencing was due in May.

Sharing video footage of his Games performance rehearsals on Instagram, he wrote, “I received a call yesterday to say I’m being removed from the show for failing a background check.

“I can’t keep quiet about this stuff any longer.

“I’ve already had to cancel 90% of my shows this year because the Home Office won’t process the paperwork I need to travel abroad until my court case is complete.”

He continued, “I have fully cooperated with the process. Showed up in court on time every day.

“The trial ended in March, but they are only postponing the final sentencing date, which was supposed to be in May.

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The musician was acquitted in March of his involvement in violent riots during a mass brawl in which his friend Fidel Glasgow was stabbed (Jacob King/PA).

“The date was recently postponed because the ‘public prosecutor’s office went on vacation’.”

Salieu added: “I’ve always tried to use my career to show people where I come from, that there’s another life for us. One off the streets.

“But what can you do if the police, the judiciary and the Home Office don’t look after you and do everything they can to prevent you from getting on with your life?

“Next week’s performance should have been a celebration.

“What’s the real reason here? How can you fail a “background check” at a graduation ceremony? What does that even mean?”

The government has been asked for comment.

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