Nelly was arrested for rape early Saturday morning after an alleged incident on his tour bus.
He was released from the Des Moines, Washington jail a few hours later without charge. He then vehemently denied he raped anyone on Twitter.
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.— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation.— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
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— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
In other words y'all know damm well I ain't do no dumm S^*t like this..!! Love ..!!!!— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released , pending further investigation.— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
Nelly, who is on tour with the country duo Florida Georgia Line, missed his show in Ridgefield, Washington last night.
His behavior during their tour stop the night before is now getting increased scrutiny.
Okay.... I need a min to talk about how mf creepy Nelly was tonight. pic.twitter.com/428ojaAKpr— Christine Nefzger (@violanefzger) October 7, 2017
Nelly is super creepy and I wouldn't doubt that the rape thing is true! I get so uncomfortable watching my own video pic.twitter.com/BXeQ21WnW1— luke_bryan_fan_2013 (@sarahnestman) October 8, 2017
In the video, Nelly interacts with a girl who looks to be around ten. At first, he asks her appropriate seeming questions about her school. But things get awkward when the 42-year old father of two twirls the young girl's hair and serenades her with his head touching her.
Just watched that Nelly clip. Bruh, what the hell. pic.twitter.com/eU4f0rckAn— Spooky X (@XLNB) October 7, 2017
Nelly really playin with an underage girls hair and singing in her ear on stage..and you know somebody gon act like it's not a big deal. Sad— gotlos (@Aguyinachair) October 7, 2017
Nelly's creepy encounter with the young girl has nothing to do with why he was accused of rape later that night.
But do you agree it's a big deal?