Renowned Kenyan disc jockey Crème De La Crème is being detained in Dallas, United States after he was reportedly found with inappropriate visa, says a Dallas-based entertainment promoter Charles Oliver.
Crème De La Crème bid his family bye on Wednesday, May 25 for the US tour that will last a month.
Upon touching down at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, he was apprehended by The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials.
He reportedly attempted to enter the US with a visitor’s visa on pretext that he was going to tour the country, yet he had shows lined up.
“I have some very urgent and sad news. DJ Crème De La Crème landed safely in DFW today (Wednesday) from Kenya via Dubai. He texted me to inform me he had landed, I told him I was out there waiting for him to clear with immigration. Unfortunately he did not go through immigration and he is being held at DFW,” said Mr Oliver.
The entertainment promoter suspects that DJ Crème’s compatriot is behind his woes.
“He called me at 3pm informed me what was going on, how they had information about his planned shows. Why would a Kenyan subject another Kenyan to such? Let’s compete fair and square,” said Mr Oliver.
It now emerges that probably Crème will not be able to fulfill his mission in the US – at least for now.
“Pending a miracle Crème will not be showcasing his talents this weekend. But believe me Crème De La Crème will deejay in Dallas and a city near you this year 2016 Inshallah.”
Neither DJ Crème nor Oliver has revealed further developments on the issue as at the time of going to press.
DJ Crème De La Crème was to perform at Dallas Memorial on Friday, May 27 alongside socialite Vera Sidika.
Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), tourism, pleasure or visiting (visa category B-2), or a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).
DJ Crème De La Crème allegedly had B-2 visa and not B-1 as the law requires.
Lying or omitting essential information about the purpose of one’s trip to the US will likely constitute fraud or misrepresentation and can have potentially serious consequences, including being barred from the US indefinitely.