Rap Icon Ja Rule Denied Entry To The UK...

Rap icon Ja Rule has said that he was denied entry to the United Kingdom because of his criminal record days before the start of his almost sold out tour, the rapper said on social media. 

Ja, 47, real name Jeffrey Bruce Atkins Sr, is due to kick off his Sunrise tour at the Utilita Arena in Cardiff on Friday, before gigs in London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds and Liverpool.

'I'm so devastated. I can't believe the UK won't let me in. I've spent a half million dollars in production of my own money to put this tour together only to be denied entry DAYS before my shows. This is not fair to me or my fans, these venues are 85% sold and now I can't come…,' he wrote on X.