"I am completely innocent."
Following shocking allegations that led to Nelly’s arrest on suspicion of second-degree rape, the St. Louis-born rapper has broken his silence and addressed the situation, proclaiming his innocence.
In a series of tweets Saturday night [October 7th], the 42-year old decided to thank his fans for their support while he navigates his current legal woes while apologizing to those closest to him for the embarrassment that accompanies such a situation.
“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation, Nelly penned. “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 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.
It was Saturday morning that Nelly was taken in by authorities after a woman alleged that he had sexually assaulted her on a tour bus after a show in Auburn, Washington. Shortly after, Nelly’s attorney Scott Rosenblum and his manager Juliette Harris both confirmed that the rapper was released without being charged.
"Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation," Rosenblum told the publication. "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."
The performance that Nelly had schedule in Ridgefield, Washington Saturday night was since cancelled with no word being released on the continuation of his tour alongside country duo Florida Georgia Line.