In the early aughts NellyOne of the most well-known rappers in the music industry. His debut solo album, Country Grammar His 2002 hit, “2002”, peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard 200. “Hot in Herre”He topped Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive week. With the song, he also reached number 1. “Dilemma” (featuring Destiny Child’s Kelly RowlandHe won four American Music Awards, three Grammy Awards and nine Billboard Music Awards. But it’s been a while since the performer has had a hit single. Where is Nelly today? Here’s what he’s been up to.
Nelly Never Quit Making Music
Although his songs are no longer in constant rotation, Nelly continues to create innovative music throughout the years. He’s released a total of eight albums, including 2021’s Heartland, which reached number 45 on the US Billboard 200. Inspired by the rapper’s love of country music, the album showcased Nelly’s versatility when it comes to performing.
“One thing I credit my fans for, and that I’m very thankful for, is being able to be musically free,” Nelly spoke with NBC in a 2021 interview Billboard. “I don’t have to be categorized, you know what I mean? I am hip-hop, I love rap, that’s just who I am. But as far as my music, I get a chance to express myself in whatever lane that is possible, because we all know that nothing is just one-dimensional nowadays. We were fortunate enough that a lot of brothers before me inspired me by being melodic, and I was able to expand it and bring melodic [hip-hop] all across various charts.”
Recent TV Appearances
Nelly’s success has also allowed him to make a name for himself on the small screen in the last ten years. In 2014, he appeared on his own reality series. Nellyville, This aired for 2 seasons on BET. The “Dilemma”BET’s main cast also included rapper. Hollywood’s Real HusbandsFrom 2013 to 2016. From 2013 to 2016.ThSeason of Dancing With the StarsThird behind Kaitlyn and Kaitlyn from celebrities is. The BacheloretteNev Schulman Catfish.
Nelly admits he loves reality TV shows but there is one type of television show that he would not like to be part of. “I don’t want to sing, I do that for a living,” The rapper spoke with a 2020 interview. Billboard. “I’d totally be upset if I lost to a Housewife rapping or singing. Even though I love those shows—I love The Masked Singer, I love to watch it—but I don’t think it’s for me because I think I would be upset if I lost to somebody who’s not a professional musician, so to speak.”
Recent Legal and Financial Troubles
Nelly was arrested for drug possession in 2015 after his tour bus was pulled over by a routine traffic stop. The rapper was initially charged for felony possession. However, he was eventually released from prison. Two misdemeanor charges were pleaded guiltyA year probation was imposed on the defendant for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The next year, the “Ride wit Me”After being in the news, rapper was back It was reportedHe owed $2.4 million to the IRS in back taxes. While the outcome of the incident was not reported, it’s assumed the bestselling artist was able to work out a payment deal with the feds.
2017 was another year in which Nelly found himself in serious trouble. After a woman accused Nelly of sexually assaulting her, he was arrested for rape. The rapper denied the accusation, and released a statement declaring that he was innocent.
“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation,” He tweeted. “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.”
The charges were eventually droppedAfter the accuser refused to participate in the investigation because of safety concerns.
Where is He Now?
In 2021, Nelly sold his 10,000-square-foot, Tuscan-style mansion in St. Louis, Missouri, after the property’s remodel had been abandoned for a number of years. According to Realtor.com, “The Fix”The home was listed by rapper at a much lower price than its 2002 market value, $2.5 million. The Riverfront TimesReportsThe property was purchased by the Kingdom of God Global Church in 2022, which some claim is a cult.
Realtor.com reports Nelly resides in Calabasas. The rapper has two grown biological children—Chanelle, born in 1994, and Cornell, born in 1999. He also raised his late sister’s two children, Sydney, and Lil Shawn. Reality TV’s main focus was on the family of four. NellyvilleBack in 2014, Nelly was clearly a father to his son.
“My kids are awesome and just having them there is the blessing for me,” The rapper spoke. Page Six2017. “Just being with your kids, I think that’s a great gift for fathers.”