AUBURN, Wash. (AP) – Police have arrested rapper Nelly after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner’s attorney staunchly denies.READ MORE: Police Investigating After Man Shot In Leg In Homewood South
Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker said officers arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., early Saturday morning in his tour bus at a Walmart.
Nelly is scheduled to perform in Ridgefield, Washington, on Saturday night.READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorms And Tornado Warnings Lead To Upended Trees, Storm Damage In Southwestern Pa. Counties
Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said the allegation was false and motivated by “greed and vindictiveness.”
Stocker says Nelly’s in jail and will have his first appearance before a judge “at some point.”
Nelly is known for his hits “Hot in Herre,” ”My Place” and “Over and Over.” He also appeared in the 2005 film “The Longest Yard.”MORE NEWS: Woman Arrested, Facing Homicide Charges Following Deadly Shooting In Sheraden
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