Nelly is a rapper, actor, and entrepreneur from America. He became known to the public after he released his debut album “Country Grammar”. His album sold over 10 million copies worldwide and became his best-selling album to date.
Nelly has a net worth of $20 million. He earned his net worth by working in the entertainment industry. Nelly has also worked in several popular movies and has earned his salary from his acting career. He has also entered the business world as an entrepreneur which has helped him grow his net worth.
Nelly was born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr, on November 2, 1974, in Austin, Texas. Nelly’s dad worked in the Air Force and his parents got a divorce when he was just seven years old. Nelly moved to St. Louis, Missouri when he was a teenager. He started a music band with his friends Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan, and Slo’Down. His band got a lot of success locally with the single “Gimme What Ya Got.”
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Nelly released his debut album with the name “Country Grammar.” This album is his best-selling album to date. The album includes singles like “Dilemma” and “Hot in Here.” Nelly collaborated with Destiny’s Child singer Kelly and they released the song Dilemma together which was an instant hit.
Nelly has won a Grammy Award in 2003 and 2004. He also played a supporting role in the remake film “The Longest Yard”. Nelly has also been a part of the four episodes of “CSI: NY.” He was a part of 39 episodes of the show “Real Husbands of Hollywood” on BET. He owns two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms. Nelly was scheduled to tour the world in 2019 but it got canceled due to COVID-19.
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Nelly was accused of having possession of marijuana. The police searched the bus and marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and several other drugs were found in the bus. Nelly got arrested and was detained in the county jail. He was charged with drug possession and some other charges. Nelly was considered guilty due to his possession of marijuana in 2015.
Nelly was arrested in Washington, near Seattle, because he was accused of rape. The woman revealed that he called her in the tour bus and had raped her. He was arrested but was soon released as the charges were dropped. It was rumored that the women made out of court settlement with Nelly.
Nelly was in a relationship with actress and model Shantel Jackson in 2014. Nelly runs a charity organization with the name of 4Sho4Kids Foundation. He was also a part of the campaign which was aimed to educate African Americans. Nelly urged more people to become bone marrow donors when Jackie was diagnosed with leukemia. His sister died of the disease a year later. Nelly doesn’t have any linkups and rumors with girls and his only relationship that is known to the public is with model Shantel Jackson.