Rapper Nelly was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with second-degree rape after a concert in Auburn, Washington.
According to Q13 Fox, a woman called police early Saturday morning and claimed Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., sexually assaulted her on his tour bus. Nelly played Friday night at the White River Amphitheater, and according to the TV station, he went to Seattle after the show and returned with the woman.
TMZ was the first to report the news, and according to the website, the alleged rape occurred about 3:45am local time on Saturday morning. Nelly was taken into custody about three hours later.
BREAKING: Here is the jail booking for Nelly, real name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. he was booked at 6:39am PST. #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/pQYDu1DilH
— Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) October 7, 2017
Nelly is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line and was scheduled to play a show Saturday night in Ridgefield, Washington.
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Update 12:07pm CT: Nelly’s lawyer has responded and denied the allegation.
BREAKING: #Nelly’s lawyer refutes the rape allegation. “Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation” – Attn. Rosenblum #Q13FOX
— Alexandra Lewis (@AlexLewisTV) October 7, 2017
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