The American rapper Cornell Haynes, popularly known as Nelly, has been arrested after a woman accused him of raping her in his tour bus.
The Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer was arrested on Saturday in Auburn, State of Washington in the north-western part of the U.S.
Police arrested Nelly in the early morning and took him to a jail in Des Moines, Washington, according to a report from the police department in nearby Auburn, the CNN reports.
He was booked for investigation of rape in the second-degree and released a few hours later.
The rapper later tweeted on Saturday afternoon describing the allegation as false.
“I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation,” he wrote. “I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”
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