Dancehall star Beenie Man recently got his United States work permit reinstated three years after it was revoked.
Beenie Man along with several other dancehall stars including Mavado, Aidonia, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, among others had their U.S. work visa revoked in 2009 for unknown reasons. However, Beenie Man and Mavado have since had their visas reinstated after some hard work from their legal teams.
Beenie Man acquired a U.S. visiting visa last year, but was unable to perform in that country due to the restrictions. Beenie will headline the upcoming “Groovin In the Park” concert in New York on July 1.
“I am extremely excited to announce that our booking agent here in New York was able to secure a work permit for the Dancehall king, Beenie Man to be a headline performer at this year’s ‘Groovin In the Park’ concert on July 1,” a statement from Beenie Man’s camp reads.
“Music fans in the tri-state area have been waiting for a very long time for the opportunity to see Beenie Man perform live here in the USA again. I am glad we were instrumental in making it happen for the fans. Beenie Man is an extremely talented entertainer and we are happy that he will be again able to showcase his talents on stage in New York,” the statement added.
The good news for Beenie Man come just weeks after he issued a public apology to the gay community for lyrics in some of his previous songs.