Nelly – (Photo Credit: Eddy “Precise” Lamarre)

Cornell Iran Haynes, known simply to fans as Nelly, was arrested in Auburn, Washington, in the Seattle-area, on charges of 2nd degree rape, stemming from an alleged incident on his tour bus. He met a woman after a performance and brought her back to his tour bus, according to Auburn Police Department. He was booked at 6:39 a.m. PST on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The tour bus was parked outside Walmart and the woman alleges he raped her while they were on the bus.

He is on the #SmoothTour with Florida Georgia Line, an uber successful country-pop music duo, comprised of vocalists Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.

This story is developing.

Here’s a concertgoers’ video of Nelly’s performance, just hours before the rape claim.

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  • Mason Youngblood

    First Mystikal now Nelly. I can’t help but think that they are making bad groupie choices and these broads are having consensual sex and attempting to extort money afterwards or threaten to yell rape. (Disclaimer: just my opinion so don’t all you sensitive MF’s jump on this comment at once)

    • Classy

      *sigh* like..who are his ppl?!? A video consent witnessed by an independent agent that will be used as consensual evidence or a notarized written agmt of should be a STANDARD practice

    • Lynn Walker

      Nelly can get any women he want I don’t think he would take it without concent but it’s all about the money Guys that got money stop thinking with ur D–k an use ur Head J/S

    • Kim Rivera

      I was just thinking the same thing. Folks always trying come up. Trying 2 secure a 💰without doing anything for it, just lazy. Ijs

  • SAMUEL

    It’s hard to get a read on this thing early on. I’ll wait until all the facts come out, but if it were me just because someone appears to like me or just fascinated with celebrity doesn’t mean you get on the bus.

    • Jason

      money grab

  • Anthony Pue

    I SMELL A SETUP.

  • Pamela

    I don;t feel Sorry for the guys..If it isTrue or False
    Don;t feel sorry for the girls if it is True or False

    What did she think going on the bus to do play go fish…
    Kelvin Hart Usher. so many others
    We all know it’s about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • britishrose

    i cant believe black men dont realize how volunerable they are , the ones white seek out , to label as the most notorious killers , rapist in american in reality its REALLY SCIENCTIFICALLY PROVEN WHITE MALES kill and rap and torcher and abduct children way more often then any other race of male . but its always some thirsty black celebrity like kevin hart nelly , and mystical gonna make the rest of us look like fools ..he may be a pedofile just never caught , i dontl ike how he was parading around that lil girl on stage parent are stupid for allowing a child that age to go to a nellly concert .proof where their mental level lies . this country got so many issue now .. and black men are being targeted who paid that girl to get on that bus? someone set him up and his security people should have know that anyone dealing with nelly should have signed a waiver . if they want sign let them go nelly.. hopefully it aint bad as it looks and you walk , but if that woman was white you can kiss nellyville good bye for ever . so many have lost their careers over some cheap fluzie looking for fame . . DIDNT YOU USE USHER AS AN EXAMPLE DAM

    • Mason Youngblood

      Times have definitely changed for celebrities. Nowadays it looks like you need a lawyer to draw up the proper forms for groupies to sign just to get a piece of @$$.

  • britishrose

    AND WHERE is nellys girlfriend? he dump ahanti for no reason saying he tired of relationships and jumped right into another one . these guys are human and if they were average on the streets all these women wouldnt be flocking to them . nelly is average looking . if that .. and if he had no loop no one would give a dam how many baby momas he got . . this girls knew her plans when her friends heard about it and someone told her to sue , i wonder was police called etc . if he didnt give her a date rape pill it was consenual .. i mean its nelly ….. she wanted nelly or she wouldnt accept the invite girl bye you worst then the fat hog who sued usher . … the ones no one seriously want , will always be the ones who give you the worst trouble.

    • Lynn Walker

      Thank u!

    • Shariff Riff Johnson

      Awesome comment!

  • Gail Jackson-Chapman

    Umm, I didn’t like what I saw. Nelly touching the little girl hair and up in her face. That’s just wrong. Her parents should of got their asses on stage to say to something to Nelly “don’t put ur hands on our daughter”. I don’t care for anybody putting their hands on any child girl/boy. Just saying

    • Lynn Walker

      Thank u 👍

    • Chrystal Holcomb

      I doubt you would take your child to a Nelly concert and let her get on stage with him! That was mistake number 1.

      • Gail Jackson-Chapman

        Yes, u r so right 👍🏽👍🏽

  • Pilsey Muhammad

    I hate to think of any WOMAN being violated n because she was on his private bus doesn’t mean she agreed to be raped . Now that having been said our brother entertainers must be very careful as to who they engage as private guess especially when they are high profiled members of society . To many of the young woman and men are after your fortune. If you took took this young woman by force you should be so a shame of yourself .You had a SISTER that you professed to have loved I truly hope this isn’t the Way this went down Allah knowest best .

  • The Truth

    Nelly, can have any woman he want, why would he have to rape her? She trying get ‘MONEY’!!!

  • Chrystal Holcomb

    At one time, I looked at Nelly as quite attractive. He wouldn’t have needed to rape me….I would’ve given it all to him. However now, and after seeing him with that little girl, I can’t under that. It was kinda gross! That doesnt, however, make him guilty of tape.

  • K.J.M

    Now wait a Fkg minute now! What in the Sam hell was he doing…all in her hair?
    That was weird and seemed uncomfortable.
    Poor girl..should have nightmares after that.