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Nelly Released Following Rape Arrest, Claims He’s Innocent

Nelly has been released after he was arrested over rape allegations, USA Today has reported.

The rapper was taken into custody on Saturday morning after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus in Washington.

The 42-year-old is on tour with Florida Georgia Line there, had been set to perform in Ridgefield on Saturday night, but has since pulled out of the gig.

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Upon his release, Nelly released a statement on Twitter branding the allegations false, and apologizing for ‘putting himself in the situation.’

‘Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. 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,’ he wrote.

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‘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.

‘I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated. And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you.’

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He then summarized: ‘In other words y’all know damn well I ain’t do no dumm S^*t like this..!! Love ..!!!!’

He also said he had not been charged with a crime in a follow-up tweet: ‘To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released , pending further investigation.’

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