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Nelly insists he is 'completely innocent' in furious denial of rape allegation

The Independent logo The Independent 08/10/2017 Ryan Wilkinson

© Provided by The Independent Mutli-million selling rapper Nelly has said he is "beyond shocked" after being accused of raping a woman on his tour bus.

The Dilemma singer, real name Cornell Haynes, was arrested following a gig near Seattle.

Nelly later took to Twitter to deny the "false and defaming allegation", insisting: "I am completely innocent".

In a string of tweets the father-of-two also apologised to his family for "putting myself in a situation where I could be victimised".

Summing up his denial, he added: "In other words y'all know damm well I ain't do no dumm S*t like this..!! Love ..!!!!"

Nelly - who was on tour after releasing his seventh studio album M.O. - is due to play 15 shows around the UK in November.

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