Lily Allen Stripped of U.S. Work Visa

There was no smiling for rising star Lily Allen, at the Los Angles airport on Sunday, when the songstress was searched and detained for five hours, after being stopped by U.S. Immigration officials. "Understandably she was upset," her London rep confirms to PEOPLE. "She has no idea why she was singled out for such treatment and found the whole experience distressing." The surprising situation ended with Lily's U.S visa being revoked, just as she was preparing to begin her tour. "I am trying everything I can to sort this situation out," Lily 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."

Lily, who had flown into the U.S. from Australia to attend the MTV video music awards launch in Las Vegas, is said to have been hassled by Immigration and Naturalization Services due to her arrest in London in March when she allegedly punched a paparazzi. And that's why they are keeping her out of the country? Sometimes I just don't understand the government.

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