Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017|4:15 p.m.
SEATTLE– Authorities apprehended rapper Nelly early Saturday after a female said he raped her on his trip bus in a town outside Seattle, an allegation the Grammy winner’s attorney staunchly rejected.
Nelly, whose genuine name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was detained about 4:37 a.m. Saturday in his trip bus at a Walmart, Auburn police representative Leader Steve Stocker stated.
The female called 911 to report being sexually attacked by Nelly on the trip bus, police said in a statement.
He will have his very first look prior to a judge “eventually,” Stocker stated. Nelly was scheduled to carry out in Ridgefield, Washington, on Saturday night.
Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, stated Saturday afternoon that the singer was launched from jail pending the examination, and he is expected to be at the Ridgefield program.
Nelly carried out at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington, on Friday night. He’s on tour with Florida Georgia Line.
At 12:23 a.m. Saturday, after that program, he sent out a Tweet that stated in part: “its (sic) truly you versus the entire world because the whole world do not know you exist.”
Rosenblum called the rape claim a “entirely fabricated claims.”
“Our initial investigation plainly develops this allegation is lacking trustworthiness and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage triggered by this clearly incorrect allegation,” Rosenblum stated in an email.
Nelly was jailed in Tennessee in 2015 on felony drug possession charges after a cannon fodder smelled cannabis on his bus. Nelly later pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor drug charges: ownership of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the district lawyer said. Nelly consented to a pretrial diversion, which implies his record was later cleared, Rosenblum stated.
Nelly is a three-time Grammy winner, consisting of for the song “Hot in Herre,” which won the best male rap solo performance award in 2002.
The song has been sampled and re-recorded by other artists and is ranked No. 21 on a Wanderer magazine list of leading summer songs. Nelly is likewise known for the hits “My Location” and “Over and Over.” He appeared in the 2005 movie “The Longest Yard.”
The following year he shared a Grammy for the tune “Shake Ya Tailfeather” with Murphy Lee and Sean Combs.
Nelly is also a minority owner of the Charlotte Hornets.