Lil Wayne Rumors About Denied Visa Shot Down
According to multiple overseas sources, Lil Wayne is reportedly canceling his upcoming shows in Europe and the United Kingdom after he was denied a visa due to a recent firearms conviction. However, these reports are inaccurate.
The '6 Foot 7 Foot' rapper is currently on his I Am Still Music trek, building up anticipation for the release of his ninth studio album, 'Tha Carter IV,' in May. Reports revealed Wayne would venture off the U.S. tour to hit overseas, apparently with a confirmed appearance for the Live at the Marquee festival in Cork with tickets to go on sale today (April 1). That show has been canceled before fans could even buy passes to attend.
In a statement provided by Lil Wayne's manager, the tattooed rhymer never had a visa filed and European tour dates were never announced.
"No visa was ever filed, nor were there any tour dates announced, or tickets sold," the statement revealed. "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."
UK publication Stereoboard has cited specific documents that show Wayne's visa was denied because of his 2007 weapons arrest and subsequent eight-month prison sentence. They also cite run-ins with police finding marijuana, cocaine and MDMA on his tour bus in 2008, and another weed bust on the Texas border in 2009.
Wayne is certainly keeping plenty busy. He continues to tour with Nicki Minaj, Young Money labelmates, Rick Ross and Travis Barker, while recently revealing that he is so busy that he never even had time to listen to records by his biggest earners Drake and Minaj.
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