Singer Joss Stone Deported From Iran Where It’s Illegal For Women To Perform Concerts
By Stephanie Ogbogu
British singer Joss Stone claims that upon arriving in Iran, she was detained and then deported because it was suspected that she would be performing in concert.
In Iran, it is illegal for women to perform solo performances. Stone, who was concluding her five-year, 200-stop world tour, spoke of the incident on Instagram. She says that she didn’t intend for a traditional performance, however, Iranian officials did not believe her.
Stone does make sure to note that everyone was very kind, including immigration officials. She also says that she lacked the proper paperwork to be in the country.
Joss Stone began here world tour in 2014. Her mission was to perform in every country. She illegally crossed the Syrian border to perform there last March. It appears Iran wasn’t having it.