Wayne’s Rep Denies U.K. Visa Rejection Reports

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April 9, 2011 | 9:30am EST

A representative for Lil Wayne has dismissed reports alleging the rap superstar had a visa request to tour the U.K. denied by immigration officials, insisting no documents were ever filed.
The Lollipop hitmaker was said to have axed plans to take his I Am Still Music Tour to Europe in May after encountering trouble with border representatives.

Stereoboard.com claimed Wayne had had his work visa application rejected last month due to his recent eight-month prison stint for weapons possession.

But the hip-hop star’s spokesperson has denied the allegations and expressed hopes to travel across the Atlantic in the coming months.

In a statement issued to WENN, Wayne’s management says, “No visa was ever filed, nor were there any U.K. tour dates announced or tickets sold. Lil Wayne is currently headlining his I Am Still Music Tour across the U.S. 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 U.K. in the later half of the year.”

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