*Nelly came clean on VH1’s “Behind the Music” on this past Monday’s episode. The St. Louis rapper admitted to being a teenage drug dealer (marijuana, cocaine and more) and taking his baby daughter at the time with him to make deals.
“Sometimes I would ride with my daughter in the car to go make transactions. A couple of times, me, her and my baby mother would be in the car and we would be ridin’ dirty… I was very naive.”
In striving to keep his baby fed and money in his pocket, he eventually added robbery to his list of illegal entrepreneurial occupations.
At times, things did get dangerous. He said once a victim tried to escape, forcing Nelly to fire his gun twice at the man’s vehicle as it sped off.
“I walked the guy over to the truck, because I wanted everything that was in the truck as well. The guy slammed the door so I kinda bag up (grab the stolen items) and I hit (shoot at) the door, pow pow, the guy pulls off. I didn’t know if I’d hit him, I didn’t know what had happened, hopefully my aim’s terrible as hell and the best thing I did was hit his door, because I think of what my life could be right now. Oh my goodness.”