Busta Rhymes

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Come on, y'all. He's just doing it for the kids.

A day after being denied entry into the U.K. and detained for nearly 12 hours at London City Airport, Busta Rhymes is asking Britain's High Court to overturn a government order barring him from performing at a benefit gig tonight.

"I came to the U.K. to perform for all of the Orange RockCorps volunteers who put in time in their community and that's what I'm going to do," Ryhmes says in a statement. "I am here officially in the U.K., and thanks to all parties involved hopefully I will be able to put on an incredible show for the kids."

The matter is expected to be taken up at an afternoon hearing.

The concert for the youth-based charity group is expected to draw 5,000 volunteers to the Royal Albert Hall for 5,000 volunteers.

Rhymes was stopped by immigration officials upon his arrival Thursday and barred from entering the country due to "unresolved convictions" in the U.S. resulting from a string of arrests over the past two years.

Authorities planned to put him on a plane to Amsterdam, but, at the behest of Rhymes' attorney, a High Court justice ordered the rapper freed pending the results of today's deportation hearing.

Just in case, Busta enlisted his buddy Ludacris to jump on a plane and fill in on the bill alongside such acts as John Legend, Feeder and The Automatic.

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