Nelly was arrested and charged with second-degree rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on his tour bus early Saturday morning, TMZ reports.
The victim told police she was raped on the 42-year-old rapper’s bus in Auburn, Wash. Nelly was arrested around 7 a.m.
Nelly’s lawyer has since issued a statement to the celebrity gossip site.
“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation, clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness,” he said. “I am confident, once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
Nelly, who is currently on tour with country band Florida Georgia Line, is scheduled to perform tonight in Ridgefield, Wash.