Rapper Nelly has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman.
The victim claims she was raped on the “Hot In Herre” rapper’s tour bus at 3:48 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, in Auburn, Washington, Auburn Police confirmed in a press release. Nelly is currently on tour with country-pop duo Florida Georgia Line and had performed at the White River Amphitheater just hours before. Local station Q13 Fox reports that the bus was parked near a Walmart Supercenter.
He was taken into custody an hour later, according to police. TMZ reports that he was booked on second-degree rape charges on Saturday morning at about 7 a.m.
Nelly’s lawyer tells Us Weekly in a statement, “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.”