Nelly spoke against sexual assault claims.

By lai Frances. 

After being arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female,42 year-old rapper Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., spoke out against the claims on Twitter last night (Oct. 7).

In a Twitter thread making his statement, Haynes Jr. claims his innocence and apologizes for the incident.

“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent,” Nelly tweeted. “I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”

“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,” he continued. “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.”

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.

— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7,2017.


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.

— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7,2017.


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

— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7,2017.


In addition, Nelly closed out his thread with a statement saying he was “not charged with a crime.Therefore, no bail was required” and was released with further investigation.

To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released,pending further investigation.

— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7,2017.