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Nelly Arrested For Rape

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America rapper, Nelly, 42, has been arrested by police over an allegation of rape.

According to TMZ source, a woman claims she was raped on the rapper’s tour bus in Washington, where he’s been performing. Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.  is on a tour with Florida Georgia Line and they are set to perform Saturday night in Ridgefield, Washington.

She said the alleged rape occurred Saturday morning at around 3:45 AM and she specifically said Nelly is the one who raped her.

Nelly was booked on second degree rape charges Saturday morning at around 7 AM and he’s in police custody.

Nelly’s lawyer tells 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 all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”

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Akin Akingbala is an international journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. Aside being happily married, he has interests in music, sports and loves traveling.

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