by TRN Writers
It’s doubtful rapper Nelly had a peaceful weekend since it started out with his arrest Saturday on rape charges. The 42 year old “Hot in Herre” rapper was arrested in Washington state after a woman told police Nelly raped her.
According to CNN, the woman called 911 just before four a.m. Saturday and reported the alleged rape which she claims happened on Nelly’s tour bus. Nelly had just wrapped up a performance a few hours earlier at the White River Amphitheater. Police immediately picked up the rapper to investigate the charges, but Nelly was released several hours later without any charges being filed.
Nelly took his case straight to the court of public opinion and his fans where he tweeted…
Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.
— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
Nelly’s attorney says the rape allegation is “devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness.”
The three time Grammy award winner apologized to his fans for all the drama and thanked them for their “unwavering support” adding “I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim.”
His arrest caused him to cancel scheduled performances on Saturday, but the rapper is expected to resume his scheduled concert appearances this week as investigators continue looking into the allegations.