Nelly has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on his tour bus early Saturday morning in Washington State.
According to TMZ, sources claim the attack occurred early Saturday morning at around 3:45 AM outside of a WalMart where his tour bus was parked. The alleged victim also told the police it was the “Hot In Herre” rapper who raped her.
Hours later, Nelly was booked on second degree rape charges around 7 AM and is currently still in custody. He is scheduled to perform Saturday night in Ridgefield, Washington with country-pop duo, Florida Georgia Line.
The police have since released a statement E! News reported.
“At 3:48 a.m. a female called 911 to report that she was sexually assaulted by a male, who is known as the rapper ‘Nelly,'” the Auburn Police Department.The alleged assault was reported to occur on the tour bus that was parked at the listed location. Nelly had performed at the White River Amphitheater just hours before. After Patrol Officers investigated the incident, at 4:37 a.m. Nelly was taken into custody and booked at the SCORE jail facility. Auburn Police are continuing to investigate this incident.
On Saturday morning, TMZ released a statement from Nelly’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, that reads:
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.
Shortly after rape allegations against Nelly hit the net, the St. Louis rapper denounced the claims via Twitter:
Nelly also clarified that he was released without charge:
This is a developing story and we will provide updates as they become available.