Nelly, born Cornell Haynes, and Jones were taken to Putnam County Jail; the other four men aboard the tour bus were not charged.
In a statement (via CNN), the rapper's attorney Scott Rosenblum said, "Nelly was one of several individuals that was on a tour bus that was stopped and searched while traveling through Tennessee.
And then I dated every other young person, which of course I didn’t date.”Haynes, who came out in May 2016 and got engaged to florist Jeff Leatham in March 2017, also opened up about losing his virginity to a girl and a guy ― on separate occasions ― when he was in eighth grade.“When I [initially] came out, I went back into the closet because I moved to a different high school,” he said.
Even Hip-hop old-timer KRS-One went so far as to claim in 2002 that Nelly's "whole rap style sounds like an N-Sync commercial".
Add to that his 2004 beef with the women of Spelman college, who raised hell after he released a video showing him swiping a credit card through a woman's backside, and you have both the popularity and publicity to be a household name.
UPDATE: Nelly has issued a statement on Instagram following his arrest, writing, "Although I am unable to speak to the legal specifics and my attorney has put out a preliminary statement, I feel the need to take responsibility for my choices in needing to be more aware of all the people I associate with and allow onto my property while committing to making better choices moving forward.
While my instinct, of course, is to be accessible to my friends, fans and acquaintances, the last thing I would want to do is compromise the respect and admiration of friends, family and fans. " Nelly was arrested on felony drug charges Saturday after a search of the rapper's tour bus in Tennessee uncovered methamphetamines and marijuana.
He made his debut with the album, ‘Country Grammar’, which catapulted his career to great heights.
After the release of his first album, he gained unprecedented popularity and began to enjoy the fruits of success with his following albums as well.Nelly was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the Nelly's vehicle was pulled over by Tennessee Highway Patrol in Putnam County the morning of April 11th because the tour bus was missing two required stickers, one for the U. Department of Transportation and the other an International Fuel Tax Association sticker, writes.Upon approaching the tour bus, the trooper noticed the smell of marijuana.The highest-charting single, "Party People," peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the next two singles, "Stepped on My J'z" and "Body on Me," peaked at No. "It's crazy because I've got fans that are probably eight-year-olds, and I've got fans that are 80," he announces, suddenly. Now, I'm going to try to take my precautions, and not let my son find it, but if he finds it, it's not going to kill him.