Breaking: Nelly Arrested for Rape in Washington State


  • Erin Kinsella
Update: 11:39 p.m. Nelly's lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, released the following statement: "Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation, clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to pursue all all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation."

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Nelly has been arrested early Saturday morning on rape charges.

According to TMZ, a woman says she was raped on the tour bus belonging to the rapper, real name Cornell Haynes Jr. The incident allegedly took place in Auburn, Washington, around 3:45 a.m. Nelly was scheduled to perform tonight with Florida Georgia Line in Ridgefield, Washington.

Alexandra Lewis, a reporter for Q13 Fox (KCPQ) in Seattle, tweets that the assault took place while the bus was parked in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Nelly was booked on second degree rape charges around 7 a.m., and is reportedly still in custody.

This is not the "Hot in Herre" rapper's first run-in with the law. In October 2012 he was arrested in Texas with a large amount of marijuana, heroin and a gun on his tour bus. Then in April 2015 he was again arrested on his bus for possession of drugs and weapons.

This story is developing.

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