Nelly was arrested Saturday in Washington state after a woman came forward claiming he raped her on his tour bus. He was taken into custody at 4:37 a.m. says police spokesman Steve Stocker.
Nelly was booked for “investigation of rape” in the second-degree. He has since been released from custody and Stocker does not know when the rapper will first appear before a judge.
Nelly has now broken his silence on social media, denying any wrongdoing.
“I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation,” he posted.
“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,” he added.
“In other words, y’all know damm well I ain’t do no dumm s— like this.”
Nelly’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum clearly stated their position after the arrest. He said Nelly was “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,” Rosenblum added.
“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.”