After a successful summer run of tour dates on Florida Georgia Line’s Smooth Tour, rapper Nelly missed the final show after being arrested without charges.
Nelly was arrested in Auburn, Washington on suspicion of second-degree rape, which indicates that force was used or the victim was incapable of consent due to being physically helpless, mentally incapacitated or developmentally disabled. The rapper was booked under his real name, Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
Nelly was released without charges, but still missed the final show.
After his release, Nelly took to Twitter to assure fans he is innocent.
In an email to USA Today, Nelly’s lawyer stated, “Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. 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.”