Lil Wayne has been forced to cancel a string of European tour dates following the denial of his U.K. visa application. The rapper’s visa was rejected by the U.K. Border Agency for his criminal record, which includes a number of weapons and drugs charged dating back to 2007 and a recent eight-month prison sentence.
Though Weezy only had one confirmed concert date in Europe this summer — an appearance at the Live at the Marquee festival in Cork, Ireland — he was in negotiations to perform at several major festivals. The rapper’s previous European tour in 2009 was canceled when a doctor ordered him to rest when he was suffering from a persistent migraine headache.
UPDATE: Lil Wayne’s representatives sent the following statement to Rolling Stone: “No visa was ever filed, nor were there any tour dates announced, or tickets sold. Lil Wayne is currently headlining his I Am Still Music Tour across the US and Canada with plans to extend the tour through North America this summer. We hope to bring the I Am Still Music Tour to the UK in the later half of the year.”