American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor, Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. popularly known as Nelly, was arrested for ‘second-degree rape’.
According to CNN, a woman placed a 911 call at around 3:48 a.m. Saturday to report the alleged assault, which she claimed occurred on Nelly’s tour bus.
The Dilemma singer was arrested but later released. Nelly had earlier performed at the White River Amphitheater in King County just hours before the phone call was made.
However, the singer had taken to twitter to assure his fans that he was innocent of the allegation against him.
I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated. And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you
— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
Scott Rosenblum, who is Nelly counsel said the “allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness.”