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UPDATE: After news broke about Nelly’s arrest, the rapper took to Twitter to deny the accusations in a series of tweets.
TMZ and a Seattle, Washington affiliate report that Nelly was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly raping a woman.
The woman reportedly met the rapper at his Friday show at Auburn’s White River Ampitheatre and called police around 3:45 a.m. PT.
Nelly is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line and the incident supposedly happened on the rapper’s tour bus 20 minutes away from the venue he’d just played.
The three-time Grammy award-winning rapper has been in a relationship with Shantel Jackson for more than two years.
His lawyers have reportedly denied all allegations, telling TMZ, “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 legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
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