Rap Star Nelly Denies Rape Charges


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Rap star, Nelly, was taken into custody Saturday in Washington state after a woman told police he raped her after an alleged incident on his tour bus. Nelly was then taken to jail in Des Moines, Washington, and was booked for investigation of rape in the second-degree.

He was arrested "after patrol officers investigated the incident," according to the report.

Scott Rosenblum, the ‘Hot and Here’ singer’s lawyer, said the rapper was released a couple of hours later without any charges being filed. Nelly, 42, had performed at the White River Amphitheater in King County hours before the incident.

The rapper then turned to Twitter, claiming he was "completely innocent" and confident he will be vindicated.

The tweet read: "I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation," he wrote. "I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation."

And hours after all this took place, a creepy video surfaced that has fans question how Nelly conducts himself on-stage. 

In the video, Nelly interacts with a girl who looks about 8-10 years old. He starts by asking her appropriate questions about her school. But then, things take an odd turn when the 42-year old father of two starts twirling the young girl’s hair and serenading her with his head touching her.

The encounter has nothing to do with the rape allegation, but still left fans with a weird taste in their mouths.

Rosenblum told CNN that he expects Nelly will be able to make his next scheduled concert, which is slated for October 12 in Jacksonville, Florida.


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