Oct 08, 2017 08:23 AM EDT

Nelly Assures He Will Take Legal Action Over 'False Rape Allegation' Against Him

Nelly was arrested recently for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus. He says he's innocent and being targeted by the accuser.

Close
For Honor - Story Trailer (PS4 / Xbox One / PC)

The "Just a Dream " rapper finally spoke up on the " rape allegation" made against him.

According to authorities, a woman had claimed to have been raped by him on Saturday night, October 7, in his tour bus which was parked at a Walmart in Washington, where he's been performing. He said he's completely innocent and a victim of targeting and he will not perform on Saturday night, reported TMZ.

The rapper said he was extremely shocked at the "false allegation" and that he would be cleared of charges once the facts are out. He claimed that he's been targeted by the accuser and he had apologized to his dear ones for the humiliation and for getting framed into a situation like this. He also guaranteed that he will take legal action against the "defaming claim" and assured that he has not been charged with a crime yet.

Earlier Nelly's lawyer had said that Nelly was the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. "Our initial investigation clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation."

Nelly is on a tour with Florida Georgia Line and was supposed to perform Saturday Night with Ridgefield, Washington. However, he had canceled the performance on Saturday due to the incident.

The 42-year-old rapper was arrested on Saturday morning and released in the evening.

Nelly tweeted, "In other words y'all know damm well I ain't do no dumm S^*t like this..!! Love ..!!!!".

© 2017 ENSTARZ, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
SEE COMMENT
Real Time Analytics