American singer, rapper and record executive, Lil Wayne has been denied entry into the United Kingdom despite being scheduled to perform at the Strawberries & Creem Festival on Saturday June 18th.
According to a statement issued by the United Kingdom’s Home Office, Lil Wayne was denied entry into the country in a “last minute decision” as it issued an apology to all parties involved including the artiste’s fans.
“We are deeply disappointed by this sudden and negative ruling,” the statement read. “We have received very minimal notice, and the timing of the decision is of course upsetting for all involved – including Lil Wayne’s fans, as well as the festival team. Across the weekend, we still have an incredible array of artists joining us.”
The Strawberries & Creem festival will be replacing Wayne’s set with a performance from Ludacris. Saturday ticket holders are also being offered free entry on Sunday or discounted tickets for 2023.
The Home Office provided a statement to Rolling Stone that reads: “Any individual who has been sentenced to a custodial sentence of 12 months or more must have their application refused.”
Lil Wayne will no longer be performing at Strawberries & Creem 2022.
LUDACRIS will now perform on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/cywZip2DsY
— Strawberries & Creem Festival (@SandCFestival) June 15, 2022