Lil Wayne quizzed over drugs possession

Rapper is questioned by US Border authorities

Lil Wayne has been forced to cancel a gig in the US after he was held by Border Patrol officers who found marijuana on his tour buses.

The rapper – real name Dwayne Carter – and 11 people, who were travelling with him, were briefly questioned before being released by authorities.

The case has now been referred to the Brooks County Sheriff‘s Office.

The rap star had been scheduled to play a gig in Laredo in Texas, but minutes before it was due to start, it was announced it would be postponed, reports BBC News.

Wayne recently pleaded guilty to gun charges and is due to begin a year sentence on February 9, 2010 .

The charges followed a 2007 arrest in New York, where police found a gun on his tourbus.

The prison date comes shortly after the proposed launch of his much-delayed new rock album ‘Rebirth’, which is now due for release on February 1.

The record recently leaked online after Amazon.com accidentally sent out copies of the album before its release date.