The hip-hop star, real name Calvin Broadus, incurred the wrath of immigration officials in 2006 when he was arrested following a fracas at London's Heathrow Airport. The following year, he was denied entry into the country, with authorities arguing his previous convictions for drugs and firearms offences made him a threat.
Broadus battled against the ruling, launching a legal challenge and urging stars including David Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney to help get the ban overturned.
It was lifted in 2008, but government officials took the case to the Court of Appeal, where it was decided the judge who reversed the ruling may have "misinterpreted the test of exclusion".
And The Drop It Like It's Hot hitmaker was finally successful - two senior immigration judges decided border authorities were wrong to deny the star entry.
The ruling was released to both parties on Monday and has paved the way for Broadus to return to Britain.
Home Office officials issued a statement insisting they are "disappointed" by decision.
All I can say is, it bloody well better be worth it 'Dogg!' This opportunity comes with a major responsibility to impressionable youngsters. Will be interesting to see how he handles things, not just now, but in the future
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