Nelly Denies Rape Accusation: “Y’all Know Damn Well I Ain’t Do No Dumb Sh*t Like This”

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Nelly is mounting a defense against accusations that he raped a woman in Washington on Saturday, October 7.

As we previously reported, the “Hot in Herre” hitmaker, born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was picked up in Des Moines and taken to jail. He was booked for investigation of rape in the second-degree and released a few hours later.

According to news reports, a woman called 911 at 3:48 a.m. to report the alleged rape. She told police it occurred on the rapper’s tour bus.

Nelly had just performed at the White River Amphitheater in King County a few hours before the phone call was made.

The 42-year old took to his Twitter account on Saturday to vehemently deny the claim.

“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation,” Nelly wrote. “I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation. 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. In other words y’all know damm well I ain’t do no dumm S^*t like this..!! Love ..!!!!”

 

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