Nelly Addresses Bringing Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Amanda Berry On Stage At Recent Show
Nelly stopped by MTV yesterday on his way to premiere his new video for “Get Like Me” featuring Pharrell and Nicki Minaj on BET’s 106 & Park, where he spoke about his recent performance at the RoverFest in Cleveland. Prior to the show, he participated in a meet and greet with fans, where Amanda Berry—one of the three women rescued recently from a Cleveland home after being kidnapped and held hostage for over a decade—and her friends and family were there to greet the rapper.
“After we took pictures with everybody else we had a chance to sit down and talk,” Nelly told the site. “I told her that she and her family were more than welcome to come up on the side of the stage, and they did.”
Nelly then brought Berry out on stage and dedicated “Just A Dream” to the girl who he called amazing and inspiring, adding that he “wanted Cleveland to know that we were proud of her.”
“When you meet someone who’s been through something as traumatic as that, you kinda really don’t know what to say or how to act,” he said. “It’s one of those situations where you kind of follow their lead with things, you kinda just let them know that you’re there; when she smiled, we smiled and when she didn’t smile, we calmed down a little bit, because you don’t know.”
Check out the full interview above.