Rapper Nelly arrested on rape allegation on tour bus

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Multiple sources are reporting rapper Nelly “Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.” has been arrested on rape charges. The 42 year old rapper Nelly first burst to national prominence with the release of his second album ”Nellyville” in 2002. Nellyville and its lead single “Hot In Here” both reached number one of the Billboard charts.

Rolling Stone Magazine reported the following information earlier today.

“Nelly was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with second-degree rape following an incident that occurred on the rapper’s tour bus following a Friday night concert in Auburn, Washington.
Nelly, born Cornell Haynes Jr., was booked into Des Moines, Washington’s SCORE Jail just before 6:40 a.m. PST Saturday, three hours after the Auburn Police Department responded to a call from a woman who said that the rapper raped her on the tour bus.”