Nelly found himself in some major hot water Thursday, Oct. 11, when police raided his tour bus at a checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, and discovered a gun and narcotics. But, the rapper is seemingly remaining cool under fire and released a statement concerning the drug bust.
In a statement sent to TMZ, Nelly confirmed to the site that neither the drugs nor the gun were his and that they actually belonged to a member of his crew.
“It is my understanding, a member of my staff made an unfortunate decision to bring unlawful materials onto our tour bus that resulted in his arrest this morning,” he said.
Those “unlawful materials” included 36 baggies of heroin, more than 10 pounds of weed, and a loaded .45 caliber pistol. One of the passengers named Brian Keith Jones admitted that the materials were his and was arrested and detained at the checkpoint.
“Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these on board. Law enforcement officials did not press charges against anyone other than that individual,” Nelly added.
Well, that all sounds suspiciously convenient, but Nelly isn’t the only star who has had a run in with cops over drugs. Check out some other recent drug arrests below. – nicholas robinson