Nelly took to Twitter to speak to his fans after facing second-degree rape charges this Saturday. The rapper, who is originally from Texas, was arrested Saturday morning after police in Ridgefield, Washington received a call from a female who claimed she was sexually assaulted, specifically naming Nelly as her assailant. According to TMZ, the woman told law enforcement officials the alleged rape took place on Nelly's tour bus which was, at the time, parked in a Walmart parking lot.

Was the woman one of Nelly's fans?

Ridgefield police did not have any further evidence of the occurrence and therefore could not hold Nelly. He was not charged, but the matter will be investigated further. The rapper is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line and was set to perform in Ridgefield on Saturday night.

Hours before the alleged rape took place, a video, posted on TMZ, shows Nelly telling local fans that he would be around the state at random stores like Walmart. He also told fans he was giving away four tickets to any fan who approached him in public. He said, "All work, no play".

Nelly addresses the alleged rape

Although he took to Twitter to address the accusations, he did not show up to the Florida Georgia Line show last night, indicating that he still has plenty to take care of. He started off with a small social media rant on Saturday by telling his followers how "shocked" he is that he has been "targeted" by such accusations.

"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 continued on Twitter.

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Nelly sent a few tweets out directly addressing his loved ones and fans, apologizing for putting himself in such a situation as well as thanking them for their "unwavering" support. He assured his supporters that he will "pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim."

Pursuing legal action

Nelly is not messing around with this accusation.

His tweet telling fans that he will pursue all legal options to address it is clearly serious, as his lawyer issued a statement to TMZ following his release.

"Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness," he said.

The rapper's lawyer continued saying that he is confident that once the "scurrilous" accusation is investigated, Nelly will be clear of any charges.

He also restated what Nelly told Twitter — "Nelly is prepared to pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation."

The next show on Nelly's tour with Florida Georgia Line takes place October 12 in Jacksonville, Florida. There is currently no word on whether he will show up or decide to leave the tour to deal with the rape accusation.

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