Busta Rhymes refused entry into Britain

September 25, 2008 8:18:02 AM PDT
The promoter of a Busta Rhymes charity concert in Britain says that the rapper was refused entry into the country.

Stephen Greene of RockCorps said Thursday that Rhymes was detained at London City Airport by immigration officers, who said their refusal was based on unresolved legal issues in the United States.

The promoter said Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor George Smith Jr., had been allowed into Britain twice before this year. He was due to appear at a concert at London's mammoth Albert Hall on Friday.