Lil Wayne was set to perform at the Strawberries and Creem festival but was forced to pull out after being denied entry into the UK.
The rapper was set to serve up his first UK performance in years on Saturday (June 18). As reported by the BBC, his “2011 UK tour was cancelled after his visa application was reportedly rejected by UK border authorities due to prior convictions,” the outlet writes.
Organizers of the Strawberries and Creem festival said in a statement on their website: “Due to extreme circumstances beyond our control or influence, we are very sorry to inform you that Lil Wayne is now unable to perform at the festival…
“Lil Wayne has been refused entry to the UK directly by the Home Office in a last-minute decision. We are deeply disappointed by this sudden and negative ruling.”
The Home Office said: “Any individual who has been sentenced to a custodial sentence of 12 months or more must have their application refused.”
Ludacris has reportedly been tapped to fill in Weezy’s spot with a “UK exclusive” set on Saturday.
The Strawberries and Creem music event will run for three days at Childerley Orchard in Cambridge.