Brown pleaded guilty last year to a felony charge of assaulting his then-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.

“We reserve the right to refuse entry to the UK to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offense,” said Barbara Woodward, director of the UK border agency’s international group. “Public safety is one of our primary concerns.”

The 21-year-old R&B singer was scheduled to perform Wednesday night in Glasgow, Scotland, with shows in three English cities — Manchester, Birmingham and London — scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Sunday, according to his official website. He was then scheduled to perform in Cork, Ireland next .

Also On WERE-AM 1490:
National March Against Police Violence in DC [PHOTOS]
26 photos