The rap star returns to the UK...

Diminutive gravel-voiced rapper JA RULE is to return to the UK for two London shows in March.

Rule will play the London Forum on March 15 and the Astoria on March 16.

The last time the multi-platinum selling hip hop star, played in London (in December), hundreds of his fans, mostly teenage girls, queued for up to six hours outside the Astoria venue to see their hero.

The aftershow party was marked by disturbances and fights.

To buy tickets call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.