*Wow, we hope it’s NOT true!
That’s about all we can say after learning that rapper Nelly has been arrested on second degree rape charges.
The charge was filed after the rapper was accused by a woman of sexually assaulting her on his tour bus, his attorney confirmed.
Fox Seattle affiliate Q13 reports the accuser claims she met Nelly, 42, — whose birth name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. — after a show in Seattle and invited her on his tour bus.
The assault was reported at 3:45am, and Nelly was arrested at 7am Saturday morning in Auburn, Washington, according to Q13.
Tonight Nelly is still scheduled to perform in the nearby town of Ridgefield as part of his tour with Florida-Georgia Line.
In a statement, Nelly’s lawyer says:
“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility 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 caused by this clearly false allegation.”
Just hours before his arrest for the alleged rape, the rapper posted a cryptic post on Twitter and Instagram that stated:
“Anytime you feel like the whole word is against you you need to scratch that s–t its really you against the whole world because the whole world don’t know you exist.”
This isn’t Nelly first brush with the law. He was previously arrested in 2015 for possession of marijuana after his tour bus was pulled over for not having proper Department of Transportation stickers.
Once on the tour bus, cops smelled marijuana and decided to search the vehicle. Police found a bag that tested positive for meth and they found weapons.