Lily Allen was reported denied entry to U.S. for her recent London arrest and was being held at a Los Angeles airport for a few hours due to problematic working visa. Allen's Manager Neale Easterby confirmed that there was a halt but denied that the singer is banned from entering U.S.
"It's rubbish. There's no story, it's all good," Easterby told Billboard.com. "She's in Las Vegas right now, and she will be there until Thursday shooting a video with Common and Kanye West for Common's track "Drivin' Me Wild."
Allen was flying from Australia to U.S. to attend MTV Video Music Awards launch in Las Vegas when she was held captive for approximately 5 hours. "Understandably she was upset," Allen's rep told People magazine. "She has no idea why she was singled out for such treatment and found the whole experience distressing."
The singer will return to U.K. in a matter of days and she is hoping that a new working visa will enable her to perform in U.S. next month. "I am trying everything I can to sort this situation out," Allen said in a statement. "I want my fans to know that I will do everything I can to be back in America in September. I don't like letting my fans down and this is a situation that I am sure we can sort."
Allen is on the bill for a series of South American festivals and headlining gigs and will kick off a U.S. tour beginning Sept. 6 at the House of Blues in San Diego.