Nelly's upcoming trip to the middle east is not being welcomed by many. The "Hot In Herre" rapper has a gig lined up on December 14th in Saudia Arabia but many Saudis have expressed their discomfort with the country's Entertainment Authority, since Nelly has negative headlines associated with his name.

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Some social media users have pointed to Nelly's 2015 guilty plea of possession of marijuana, a taboo topic in Saudi Arabia since smuggling of drugs is punishable by death and possession of drugs is a major crime. Since a lot of Nelly's songs are about women taking their clothes off, drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, lots are curious as to which songs he'll even have a chance to perform. 

Some also find it disgraceful that his male-only concert is being sponsored considering the recent rape accusations against the rapper. 

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Nelly's performance in Saudi Arabia is just a small step for the country's plan to rejuvenate Saudi leisure activities. The Saudi kingdom is in the midst of a reform led by 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has a reported budget of $2.7 billion to bring more events like these to the middle east. 

What do you guys think? Should they have picked another act to perform?