UPDATE: The rape case against Nelly has been closed. The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office tells TMZ that the star will not be charged.
TMZ reports rapper Nelly was accused of raping a woman on his tour bus Saturday morning, but the rapper isn't wasting any time in defending himself.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ the woman specified it was Nelly himself who raped her on the bus, which was parked in a Washington Walmart lot.
Nelly took to Twitter Saturday to vehemently defend himself, calling this a "false allegation" and proclaiming himself to be "completely innocent."
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
He went on to write, "I am confident once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false 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— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
Nelly also thanks his fans for their "unwavering support" and pointed out he has not been charged with any crime; he was released by police "pending 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