Looks like Kanye “Ye” West might find himself in the same boat as tennis champ Novak Djokovic and unable to enter Australia due to his unconfirmed vaccination status.
The rapper (who with new love interest Julia Fox has spent the past three weeks putting on the sort of unnecessary PDA and paparazzi-courting stunts the world hasn’t seen since (checks notes) last year with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker) was reportedly making plans to travel Australia as soon as March as part of his Donda tour.
No one from Kanye’s team or representatives for the rapper have confirmed this information.
Even though this so-called tour was neither confirmed or denied by Kanye West, Scott Morrison reaffirmed the Australian government’s stance on unvaccinated traveller coming into the country.
Which is: you can’t come.
Speaking at a news conference over the weekend, Morrison told reporters “The rules are you have to be fully vaccinated.
“They apply to everybody, as people have seen most recently. It doesn’t matter who you are, they are the rules. Follow the rules and you can come. You don’t follow the rules, you can’t.”
West’s vaccination status is unknown but the rapper has infamously described the life-saving treatment as the “mark of the beast”.
Two weeks prior, the Australian Government caused a sensation after Novak Djokovic was stopped at the border with his Visa application and vaccination waiver rejected.
After detaining the Serbian player in a hotel that has imprisoned refugees for the past nine years, a judge ruled that Djokovic’s detention and rejection were unlawful.
Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke then made an official decision to cancel the tennis player’s visa resulting in a further court case that this time fell in the favour of the Government.
There is no small amount of irony however in the fact that several key members of the Morrison Government and LNP Party are anti-vaccination and or anti-vaccination mandates.
As opposed to the health and safety precautions being claimed, the scenario and statements feel more like political point scoring.
On a lighter note, Ye seems to be releasing a new version of the much-hyped Donda: Donda2.
The album was teased on an Instagram post with the date set as February 22, 2022. Or – 2 22 22. Geddit?