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Nelly Says He Needs to Take Responsibility Following Tennessee Arrest


Putnam County, TN, Sheriff’s Dept.Nelly is finally speaking out about his weekend arrest on felony drug charges in Tennessee.

The rapper is seemingly calling out the individuals that were present when his tour bus was searched, which ultimately led to him being charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Authorities allegedly discovered five rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, which led to the felony charge.

“I feel the need to take responsibility for my choices in needing to be more aware of all the people I associate with and allow onto my property,” Nelly told TMZ early Tuesday morning. “While my instinct of course, is to be accessible to my friends, fans and acquaintances, the last thing I would want to do is compromise the respect and admiration of my friends, family and fans.”

The rapper’s lawyer previously stated Nelly had nothing to do with the substances found on the bus. “We are extremely confident that when the facts come out, Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered,” attorney Scott Rosenblum, said in a statement to ABC News.

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