Nelly the Rapper is not accepted by everyone in Saudi Arabia
Nelly a 2-time Grammy award winner is scheduled to perform in Saudi Arabia next month, but his planned concert in the Arabian kingdom is not accepted by all.
Though some Saudis on social media against the scheduled visit are resounding the American rapper’s 2015 guilty plea for possession of marijuana. According to the Saudi law smuggling drugs is punishable by death and possession of drugs is also a crime. Others say it’s disgraceful that Saudi Arabia’s new Entertainment Authority is officially sponsoring the male-only concert on Dec. 14 in light of a recent rape accusation against the rapper.
Recall that the Nelly was briefly arrested last month after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus. A week later, the woman dropped her pursuit of criminal charges. He was never charged with the said crime. Could this be a set up to wreck this mega star?
Nelly whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. Nelly, is a also a songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri.