Nelly BLASTS Rape Allegations: ‘I Am Completely Innocent’
Nelly is speaking out after his arrest on rape charges in the early morning hours on Saturday, Oct. 8. After a concert in Auburn, Washington, Friday night, the singer reportedly traveled to Seattle, Washington, where he picked up a woman and brought her back to his tour bus. At 3:45am, the woman called police and claimed Nelly had raped her. Approximately three hours later, Nelly was arrested and later released after 90 minutes. Now, the “Hot in Herre” singer, 42, is taking to Twitter to defend his name.
“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation,” Nelly’s tweet began. “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.”
He also apologized to his loved ones “for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation.”
“I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support,” he wrote, adding he “will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim.”
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“In other words y'all know damm well I ain't do no dumm S^*t like this..!! Love ..!!!!” he finished before noting, “To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released, pending further investigation.”
Upon news of Nelly’s arrest yesterday, his rep issued a statement claiming Nelly is “the victim of a completely fabricated allegation.” His rep also claims the allegation is “devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness” and that once the accusation is investigated, the charges will be dropped.
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