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Nelly Responds to Rape Arrest: I’ve Been Targeted and Am Completely Innocent

Nelly Responds to Rape Arrest: I’ve Been Targeted and Am Completely Innocent

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Nelly has A LOT to say in response to the rape allegations that fell upon him Saturday.

In a fiery tweet storm, Nelly said “Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation…I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated. And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you”

Earlier today, Nelly was arrested for second-degree rape when a woman said that Nelly raped her on his tour bus in Ridgefield, Washington. He is on tour with Florida Georgia Line. Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker said that the St. Louis rapper will have his first appearance before a judge “at some point.” Nelly will not address the allegations on stage tonight as he will not perform.

Nelly also vows to take legal action against this “defaming claim.” To clear the record, Nelly tweeted, “To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released , pending further investigation.”

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