American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive, Dwayne Carter popularly known as Lil Wayne has been denied entry into the United Kingdom ahead of the Strawberries & Creem festival.
The rapper was scheduled to headline the Strawberries & Creem festival tomorrow, which would have been his first performance in the UK after fourteen years. In a statement provided to Journalists, the United Kingdom Home Office explained that any individual who has been sentenced to a custodial sentence of 12 months or more must have their application refused. Reports say this is the second festival Wayne has been unable to attend.
Recall that his performance at the Governor’s Ball in New York City was replaced with A$AP Ferg, which the festival explained was due to flight disruption. Wayne’s UK entry refusal could be from his December 2020 run-in. He pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon stemming from weapons charges in 2007. Wayne was looking at a potentially hefty sentence of up to 10 years in prison but received a presidential pardon from President Trump on his last full day in office in January 2021.