Following Nelly’s arrest for an alleged rape on Saturday morning (October 7), the 42-year-old rapper’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum has denied the incident.
“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” Rosenblum said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Nelly was booked into the SCORE Jail in Des Moines by Auburn Police on charges of second degree rape, according to Q13 Fox News. The SCORE Jail inmate roster currently doesn’t have a Cornell Iral Hayens, Jr. — Nelly’s real name — in its system.
This is a developing story.
(The original version of this article was published on October 7, 2017 at 9:21 a.m. PST and can be found below.)
Nelly was arrested early Saturday morning (October 7) for an alleged rape, according to Q13 Fox News. The alleged incident reportedly occurred outside of a Walmart on the rapper’s tour bus in Auburn, Washington. The woman reportedly called law enforcement at approximately 3:45 a.m. local time.
Nelly had performed at the White River Amphitheatre Friday night (October 7). He is expected to perform with Florida Georgia Line on Saturday night in the town of Ridgefield.
A reporter at Q13 Fox News tweeted details surrounding the arrest and posted a booking record belonging to Cornell Iral Hayens, Jr., which is Nelly’s government name.
Nelly was reportedly booked on second degree rape charges around 6:39 a.m. and is still in custody.
HipHopDX reached out to Nelly’s manager, but so far no word back at the time of publication.
This a developing story.