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Busta Rhymes is free to perform

September 27, 2008|From the Associated Press

American rapper Busta Rhymes won a court order Friday allowing him to perform at a charity concert in Britain, despite a government attempt to keep him out of the country.

High Court Justice Nicholas Stadlen ruled that Rhymes -- whose real name is Trevor George Smith Jr. -- could play at London's Royal Albert Hall. The judge said he did not want to interfere with the concert, which is being given for volunteers who earned their tickets by doing four hours of community service.

Immigration officials stopped Rhymes on Thursday at London City Airport, with his promoters saying they cited previous legal trouble in the United States.

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