Nelly Arrested, Being Investigated For Second-Degree Rape

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UPDATE, 1:30 p.m. ET:

Nelly’s lawyer has released a statement about the rape allegation:

“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.”

We’ll continue to update you as we learn more.


Details are still coming in at this point, but media reports are confirming that rapper Nelly has been arrested and is being investigated for allegedly raping a woman.

According to TMZ, the rapper was arrested after a woman claimed she was raped on his tour bus in Washington, where he’s been performing.

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Nelly is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line, and they’d been scheduled to perform Saturday night in Ridgefield, Washington, before these accusations and the arrest came down this morning.

The rape allegedly occurred on Saturday morning at nearly 4:00 a.m.; and the woman apparently specifically ID’d Nelly as the man who raped her.

Just two hours ago, Nelly was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree rape.

It appears he is still in custody as of right now.

No more details to share yet, and no word from his camp — but we’ll report back if anything new comes to light.

Wow.

[Image via Derrick Salters/WENN.]

Oct 7, 2017 12:12pm PDT

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