Note: The following article contains discussion of allegations of sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.
Nelly has addressed accusations of sexual misconduct stemming from a recent Essex concert.
The ‘Hot in Herre’ rapper is alleged to have assaulted a fan and masturbated in front of her after inviting her into a private room, reports The Sun. He’d been in town performing at the Cliffs Pavilion on December 5.
A spokesperson for Essex police would only say in response to these allegations: “We are investigating after a woman reported to us that she was sexually assaulted at an address in Westcliff on December 5, 2017. Enquiries are ongoing.”
In response to these sexual misconduct accusations, Nelly’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum released a press statement confirming that the hip-hop star will cooperate with any police inquiries.
“Nelly welcomes a thorough investigation,” Rosenblum said on Tuesday night (February 13). “Nelly is confident that once investigated, these claims will be determined to be disingenuous.
“Nelly was accompanied by his girlfriend during this tour and she was at his side throughout. It is important that police investigate every allegation of this nature.”
The 43-year-old Texas rapper famously topped the UK singles chart back in 2002 with the Kelly Rowland duet ‘Dilemma’, and later scored UK hits with ‘My Place’ and ‘Flap Your Wings’.
Nelly is next scheduled to perform back in the United States in San Diego, California next Saturday (February 24), before headlining several shows in Canada in early March.
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