Brits Bust Busta Before London Charity Concert

Rapper detained at airport because of US assault conviction
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2008 5:27 AM CDT
Busta Rhymes performs at "Maddenpalooza," in Pasadena, Calif., last month.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Rapper Busta Rhymes was detained at a London airport for 11 hours last night after authorities refused to let him enter the country, reports the Guardian. He was allowed to leave for a London hotel after a judge ruled that holding him up because of a US assault conviction may be unlawful. He faces a hearing today that will determine if he can stay in Britain. He's scheduled to headline a free concert for 5,000 charity volunteers tonight.