Busta Rhymes detained at London City Airport

Rapper denied entry to the UK due to 'unresolved convictions'

Busta Rhymes has been denied entry into the UK because of “unresolved convictions” in the US.

Rhymes is due to headline the RockCorp event at the Royal Albert Hall this Friday (September 26).

The 5,000 fans set to attend the gig were given free tickets as a reward for completing four hours of work in their communities on projects such as litter picking.

The rapper last appeared in England on August 17, when he was given permission to enter the country to launch the RockCorp volunteer programme.

The organisers of the gig have said that Ludacris is flying into the UK “at the eleventh hour” to replace Rhymes if necessary, reports BBC News.

Rhymes is being held at London‘s City Airport while he awaits the results of a judicial review into the matter.

Officials at the airport originally tried to get him to board a flight to Amsterdam, only for his lawyer to intervene.