Nelly was arrested in Washington this morning after a woman reportedly accused him of rape.
The alleged rape occurred Saturday morning around 3:45 am on the rapper’s tour bus, parked behind a Walmart store 20 minutes away from the venue he played hours just before. The woman reportedly went forward to the police naming the St. Louis native, whose legal name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., specifically as the aggressor. The rapper was booked into SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines, Wash., at about 6:30 am and released shortly afterwards.
Nelly’s lawyer firmly denied the charges against his client and told TMZ, “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 legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
Nelly was set to perform tonight in Ridgefield, Wash. on his tour with country duo Florida Georgia Line.