Rapper Nelly was arrested early this morning around 9:20 a.m. (after being pulled over) because the bus he was riding in failed to display proper licensure: “U.S Department of Transportation” and “International Fuel Tax Association” stickers.
As a passenger, he wasn’t arrested for those two reasons however, he was arrested after officials (get out the violins)……………… “smelled marijuana” when they reached the bus.
Upon further investigation, along with a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia, they found numerous handguns and five rocks that tested positive for meth.
Nelly, 40, a native of St. Louis (whose government name is Cornell Hayes), was taken to the Putnam County Jail and is currently facing charges of felony possession of drugs, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
No word yet on whether or not a bond has been set.
Obviously the quips began to fly:
I'll be wearing a band-aid on my left cheek in an act of solidarity until Nelly is free. #FreeNelly pic.twitter.com/JXmJRwFJtG
— Four Seasons Total Landscaping (@KingFavre) April 12, 2015
If you’re a Nelly fan, then you know that when Nelly first hit the music scene in the early 2000s, his signature trademark was wearing a band aid underneath his eye as a show of support for a friend of his locked up in jail.
Like that of a string around the finger (so as to remind us of something that will trigger us to remember just why we tied the string) Nelly vowed to always wear the bandage as a reminder of his friend until release.
That eventually happened, and Nelly has been band aid free for a few years now.
Speaking of band aid.
Note to rappers on tour:
You already know the APB is put on the fact that you’re in town-so the hunt his on.
You know you gotta be on your Saturday morning Magic School Bus behavior when riding through town and the highwayssssssssss.
Come on, guys.
Reportedly, bail was set at 10k and Nelly bonded out this morning. So somewhere right he’s most probably smoking some killa, laid back enjoying this trending run on Twitter
Since you guys are still circulating this story and Nelly’s
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