Giggs has described being banned from the US as ‘like parole’ as he admitted he doesn’t know how long it will last.
The rapper – real name Nathaniel Thompson – was convicted of possession of a firearm in 2003 after a gun was found in a car he was travelling in.
He spent six months in custody despite the driver of the car admitting to owning the gun.
Although he was acquitted of all charges, as a convicted felon he’s not permitted entry into the US.
Chatting to Ebro Darden on Beats 1, the star admitted he missed the country.
‘I miss America rough, differently rough,’ the 36-year-old said, before adding: ‘The only way I can explain it, it’s like parole. You’re trying to get parole.
You never know when you’re going to get parole. You might get knocked back, they might give you parole. That’s like me trying to get into America. Are we going to let him in?
‘You know what I’m saying? It takes ages. It might take a year, year and a half. I just sit and wait.’
Canadian-born Giggs, who released his album Big Bad earlier this year, went on to say: ‘We can never get a break from – you know what I mean? There’s always something, you know what I’m saying?’
However, it’s not made things easy for the star despite him continuing to work with US-based artists.
‘Obviously man, I never had the link before. You know what I mean? I can’t really travel like that. I can’t travel. It’s hard, you know what I’m saying?’ he pointed out.
‘But now, obviously over the years I’ve built relationships. Before obviously, man never had the link like that, innit? You know what I’m saying? So, now man’s got to link and that.
‘Obviously these are people I’ve always wanted to work, like [Jada] Kiss. Like even Kiss ain’t even on albums like that.’
Giggs rose to fame after the release of his debut album Walk in da Park back in 2003, later being featured on Drake’s album More Life.
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by – metro.co.uk