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Nelly scolds Mike Piazza for dissing St. Louis restaurants

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/28/2017 By The Associated Press
FILE - In this April 18, 2015, file photo, rapper Nelly laughs on stage during a Corner Block Party concert at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Nelly promised on Twitter Feb. 28, 2017, to bring baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza back to eat in the rapper’s hometown of St. Louis after Piazza spoke ill of the city’s restaurant scene. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 18, 2015, file photo, rapper Nelly laughs on stage during a Corner Block Party concert at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Nelly promised on Twitter Feb. 28, 2017, to bring baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza back to eat in the rapper’s hometown of St. Louis after Piazza spoke ill of the city’s restaurant scene. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Nelly has promised to bring baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza back to eat in the rapper's hometown of St. Louis after Piazza spoke ill of the city's restaurant scene.

FILE - In this July 30, 2016, file photo, baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza speaks before a baseball game between the Mets and the Colorado Rockies in New York. Nelly promised on Twitter Feb. 28, 2017, to bring Piazza back to eat in the rapper’s hometown of St. Louis after Piazza spoke ill of the city’s restaurant scene. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 30, 2016, file photo, baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza speaks before a baseball game between the Mets and the Colorado Rockies in New York. Nelly promised on Twitter Feb. 28, 2017, to bring Piazza back to eat in the rapper’s hometown of St. Louis after Piazza spoke ill of the city’s restaurant scene. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Piazza recently bought in an Italian soccer club. He told The New York Times for a story published last week that he had met with groups looking for expansion franchises in Major League Soccer. A St. Louis group is pushing for an expansion team, but Piazza told the Times, "I'd rather be poor in Italy than based in St. Louis. You can't get a good meal there!"

Nelly apparently bumped into Piazza and tweeted a video of himself with the catcher early Tuesday. Nelly promises to bring Piazza home to eat on "the hill," the city's hub for Italian cuisine.

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