Chris Brown Wants 'To Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence' If Granted Aussie Visa

30/09/2015 10:32 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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Chris Brown Performs at the Chris Brown : One Hell Of A Nite Tour at Aaron's Amphitheatre on September 5, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

As rapper Chris Brown awaits a verdict on whether he'll be able to enter Australia, he's offering to use his shameful record of domestic violence to raise awareness.

In a series of Tweets, the entertainer said his life mistakes should be a "wake up call for everyone".

Brown was convicted in 2009 of assaulting and threatening to kill then girlfriend Rihanna.

Amid Australia's national crisis of domestic violence, with more than 60 women being killed by their partners this year, Brown was issued a formal notice of intention to deny his visa.

Despite this limbo, tickets are selling to his Australian shows.

In a statement posted on ticket seller Ticketek's website, Brown's management said the star has experienced "continued personal growth" since 2009.

"Contrary to media reports, Chris Brown's request to enter Australia on tour has not been denied," the statement said.

"This request is currently being considered by the office of the Immigration Minister.

"We respect their right to review this request and have faith that a decision will be made with the full consideration of his continued personal growth, on-going philanthropic endeavours and desire to perform for his fans."

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