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Nelly

Nelly

American rapper, singer, actor and entrepreneur
St. Louis-based MC whose mellow delivery and deft use of slang has made him a Grammy-winning hitmaker.
BornNovember 2, 1974
HometownAustin, Texas, United States
Net worth$70 million
Height5'8" (1.73m)
PartnerAshanti
ChildrenCornell Haynes III, Chanel Haynes
ParentsCornell Haynes Sr
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Rapper Nelly arrested for alleged sexual assault

  • Nelly, the multi-platinum-selling hip-hop star, has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman, TMZ reports. The 42-year-old from Austin, Texas, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, is currently on tour with country band Florida Georgia Line.   The alleged incident occurred early this morning on the rapper's tour bus in the Washington state area, and he was arrested on second degree rape charges at around 7am. Haynes’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, firmly denied the allegation. “Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” he said in a statement to Variety. “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.” According to reports, the rapper, who is supposed to be performing in Ridgefield, Washington tonight, is still in police custody.  This isn't Haynes's first run-in with the law: the Grammy Award winner was arrested in 2015 in Tennessee on felony drug charges, while in 2012, authorities discovered marijuana, heroin and a loaded gun on his tour bus at a border patrol checkpoint in west Texas.  Haynes first shot to fame with the release of his album Country Grammar in 2000. The record has sold 8.4 million copies in the USA and reached number one in the Billboard charts.  

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Nelly rocks out Central Park with his hit 'Hot in Herre'

The rapper performs his hit as part of the "GMA" Summer Concert Series.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Nellyville
Nellyville
2014
The Longest Yard
The Longest Yard
PG-13
1h 53min
2005
Snipes
Snipes
R
1h 53min
2002

Albums

6 Pack
6 Pack
2010
Champ
Champ
2011
6 Derrty Hit
6 Derrty Hit
2008
Body on Me [2 Track]
Body on Me [2 Track]
2008
Party People
Party People
2008
Body on Me
Body on Me
2008
Snipes
Snipes
2004
Still Hot in Herre
Still Hot in Herre
2022
#1
#1
2022
Heartland
Heartland
2021
Lil Bit
Lil Bit
2020
Nelly Collabs
Nelly Collabs
2020
Nelly Slow Jams
Nelly Slow Jams
2020
Nelly Party Anthems
Nelly Party Anthems
2020
Die a Happy Man
Die a Happy Man
2016
M.O.
M.O.
2013
Heaven
Heaven
2013
Get Like Me
Get Like Me
2013
Hey Porsche
Hey Porsche
2013
Fun Factory Riddim
Fun Factory Riddim
2012
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