RIDE Wit Me singer Nelly burst onto the music scene with his natty lyrics and streetwise plaster-come-style-accessory on the side of his face.
He has recently been embroiled in rape allegations until the charges were dropped – here’s the lowdown…
Ride Wit Nelly Net Worth Nelly was born in TexasCredit: ReutersWho is Nelly and how old is he?
American rapper and hip hop star Nelly was born in Texas, America, in 1974.
The 42-year-old’s real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
As well as his music credentials, he has dabbled in business as an investor and entrepreneur.
He has also had brief stints on-screen as an actor.
The 42-year-old’s real name is Cornell Iral Haynes JrCredit: Getty Images – GettyWhat are Nelly’s most famous songs?
Nelly first burst onto the music scene in 1993 with his group, St Lunatics, but his career notched up a level six years later when he signed to Universal Records.
Then followed his solo career and best-selling album Country Grammar, which was swiftly followed by Nellyville -crammed with fans’ favourites including his Dilemma duet with Kelly Rowland and saucy track Hot in Herre.
More hits followed as he teamed up with Fergie, T-Pain and Akon and Ciara, as well as reuniting with Destiny’s Child vocalist Kelly.
He has previously collaborated with AkonCredit: YouTubeWhat is Nelly’s net worth?
According to the RIAA rankings, Nelly is the fourth-best selling rap artist in American history.
The statistics place him as selling 21 million albums in the US.
Figures this year suggest Nelly has a net worth of $60million.
He is said to have a net worth of $60millionCredit: EPAIs Nelly in a relationship?
Nelly has been dating famous fashion model Shantel Jackson since 2014, after previous relationships with Ashanti and Kelly Rowland.
The beauty, who is working on her own line of unisex clothing, has also starred in numerous films and music videos.
She previously dated boxer Floyd Mayweather. 5Nelly previously dated Kelly Rowland, who he collaborated with on DilemmaCredit: Getty – ContributorWhen was Nelly arrested over rape allegations and what are the claims?
A 21-year-old female accused Nelly of raping her on a tour bus without using a condom.
The Hot in Here singer insisted he is “completely innocent” after being arrested on suspicion of rape on October 6, 2017.
He was released by cops a short time after being detained.
His accuser claimed she met Nelly in a Washington club and got “tipsy” drinking at his table, before travelling to his tour bus for an after-party, TMZ reports.
The Seattle resident alleges that the hip-hop star tried to have sex with her when they were in his room.
She claimed she refused and alleged the musician told her to “shut up” before ABC Wealth Point with her without using protection.The accuser has claimed that she was later offered money before being kicked off the bus by a woman who threw $100 after her.
Nelly’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum told TMZ: “It does not surprise me that she wanted to have her story publicized.
“That is playbook 101 of a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety.”
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However, on December 17, 2017 TMZ is reported that the charges have been dropped and the case has been closed due to the accuser’s “refusal to cooperate.”
Cops released some of the evidence they collected, including footage of the pair leaving the nightclub where they met and details from police documents.
In one document The hip hop artist said the woman undressed herself and claimed they had consensual sex, but the woman alleged she had been raped.Nelly plays the bum bongos on Lisa Snowden