US state cancels Nelly concert days after his arrest

2015-04-15 12:27

Springfield - A Nelly concert scheduled for next week at Missouri State University has been cancelled days after he was arrested in Tennessee on suspicion of drug possession.

Missouri State officials announced the cancellation on Tuesday in a statement but did not give a reason.
The rapper was scheduled to perform in Springfield on 23 April.

Nelly, whose name is Cornell Hayes, was arrested on Saturday. The patrol said in a news release that investigators found five rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and numerous handguns on the rapper's bus.

His attorney, Scott Rosenblum said in a statement that Nelly will "not be associated with the contraband" once the facts come out.

Nelly was released from Putnam County Jail on $10 000 bond.

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