Lil Wayne will not seem at a music pageant this weekend after he was banned from coming into the UK.
The American rapper’s visa was denied by the Dwelling Workplace in a “last-minute determination”, based on the Strawberries and Creem Pageant, the place he had been as a consequence of headline on Saturday.
The A Milli singer was anticipated to carry out alongside the likes of Tion Wayne, Mabel, Wilkinson and Katy B.
Asserting the change in line-up, occasion organisers mentioned they’d “acquired minimal discover”, describing the timing of the choice as “upsetting for all concerned”.
“On account of excessive circumstances past our management or affect, we’re very sorry to tell you that Lil Wayne is now unable to carry out on the pageant,” they added.
“Lil Wayne has been refused entry to the UK straight by the Dwelling Workplace in a last-minute determination. We’re deeply dissatisfied by this sudden and damaging ruling.”
In keeping with organisers, the pageant was as a consequence of be the muti-Grammy-winning artist’s solely European present in 2022.
The Dwelling Workplace confirmed the hip-hop star had been denied entry, saying that each one people who’ve acquired a custodial sentence of 12 months or extra “will need to have their software refused”.
Lil Wayne, whose actual identify is Dwayne Michael Carter, was sentenced to a 12 months in jail again in 2010 on a gun possession cost, of which he served eight months behind bars.
He has been denied entry to the UK previously as a consequence of his legal convictions.
Grammy-winning artist Ludacris will now carry out in Lil Wayne’s place, however the determination didn’t go down properly with ticket holders, with many demanding a full refund.
One tweeted: “Gotta be issuing refunds right here. Actually, the one act persons are coming for is Wayne. The one cause he hasn’t carried out within the UK for thus lengthy was as a result of he was refused entry earlier than, so certainly you checked this earlier than asserting him?”
One other mentioned: “Completely no manner. Please are you able to let me know I can obtain a full refund. That is false promoting.”
The pageant has provided friends free entry for Sunday’s occasion or a reduction on tickets for subsequent 12 months’s pageant in consequence.