Rapper Nelly Arrested For Rape
A woman has claimed that she had been assaulted on a tour bus following the singer’s performance.
US rapper Nelly has been arrested following allegations of sexual assault.
Authorities in Washington said that a woman called police in the early hours of Saturday morning and claimed she had been sexually assaulted by the artist, real name Cornell Haynes, on a tour bus.
The Incident Allegedly Occurred While He Was On Tour
The 42-year-old musician, who had just been performing at the White River Amphitheatre in the area, was arrested and taken into custody less than an hour later.
“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 Amphitheatre just hours before.
Law enforcement claimed the incident allegedly occurred on Nelly’s tour bus Saturday at 3:48 am, according to TMZ. The tour bus was reportedly parked in a Walmart parking lot. The alleged rape happened hours after Nelly finished performing at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn.
Nelly is currently on tour with country music duo Florida Georgia Line. The native of Austin, Texas, is scheduled to perform Saturday in Ridgefield, Washington.
“After Patrol Officers investigated the incident, at 4:37 AM Nelly was taken into custody and booked at the SCORE jail facility.
Nelly Was Charged A Few Hours After The Alleged Crime
Nelly was taken in by local authorities on second-degree rape charges. He remains in custody at this time. There have not been updates made about whether he will be released on bail at this time.
“Auburn Police are continuing to investigate this incident.”
On the evening of his show, the Dilemma singer Tweeted: “Anytime you feel like the whole world is against you you need to scratch that s*** its really you against the whole world because the whole world don’t know you exist.”
Nelly is due to perform at various venues in the UK in November.