Nelly was arrested yesterday on suspicion of second degree rape.
According to TMZ, a woman claims she was raped on the rapper's tour bus -- which was parked in a Walmart lot in Washington -- where he's been performing.
Hours after his arrest the performer was released from custody without being charged.
Nelly has taken to Twitter to say he is innocent:
Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation.— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
He also thanked his fans for their support:
I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated. And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
In other words y'all know damm well I ain't do no dumm S^*t like this..!! Love ..!!!!— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
Nelly also cleared up that he was not actually charged with anything:
To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released , pending further investigation.— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017