Lil Wayne refused entry to the UK to play Strawberries & Creem festival
The rapper was set to headline the festival in Cambridge this weekend.
Strawberries & Creem festival shared the news in a social media post yesterday (15 June). “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 on Saturday 18th June,” they wrote. “Lil Wayne has been refused entry to the UK directly by the Home Office in a last minute decision,” the statement continued. “We are deeply disappointed by this sudden and negative ruling.”
The exclusive performance was set to be Lil Wayne’s first UK appearance in 14 years. In his place, the event organisers have announced that Ludacris will now be headlining the Saturday of the festival instead.
Lil Wayne has previously been denied entry to the UK on the basis of prior criminal convictions, which resulted in the US rapper having to cancel his 2011 UK tour.
Read the full statement from Strawberries & Cream festival below.
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Strawberries & Creem festival takes place from 17-19 June at Childerly Orchard in Cambridge. Katy B, Tems, Ella Mai, Ghetts and Kenny Allstar have been confirmed to play. Former Crack Magazine cover stars Rema and Enny are also set to perform across the weekend alongside the likes of Horse Meat Disco, Eclair Fifi and Lil C. Head to the festival’s website for full information.