Lil Wayne's cancelled European dates 'were never booked in the first place'

Rapper's management still hoping he will tour UK later this year

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Lil Wayne's management have denied that the rapper has cancelled a tour of the UK and Europe - because the dates were never booked in the first place.

It was reported earlier this week that the jaunt was shelved after the jailbird's visa application was unsuccessful.

He was released from prison on November 4 after serving time for gun crime - something that was thought to have not gone down well with British immigration officials.

However, Lil Wayne's representatives told Billboard.com: "No visa was ever filed, nor were there any tour dates announced or tickets sold."

They added that they hoped the rapper would play UK dates "in the later half of the year".

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