Nelly Makes Surprise Appearance at Illinois High-School Awards Ceremony

nelly.jpgSt. Louis rapper Nelly recently surprised students at the 37th annual Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement awards when he showed up as the event’s guest speaker. According to The Southern Illinoisan, Jim Woodward, principal of nearby Anna-Jonesboro High School, orchestrated the surprise appearance. The multi-platinum rapper spoke to students about the importance of setting goals and giving back to their community. “I was the guy sitting behind you. I want to thank you for helping my career,” Nelly told the kids. “Put talent and education together and it’s an unbreakable bond.” After his speech he took fielded questions from the audience. Students were curious to know what prompted the rapper to start his non-profit organization, 4Sho4Kids. Nelly explained that it was a “no-brainer” and noted that several rap artists actually back charitable foundations, but they receive very little press. The SISHA awards honor the top students from 35 high schools annually.

  • Real Talk

    1st you Sons a Biatches!!!

    Good Lookin Nelly!!!

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  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=9689 jaymc1988

    real talk ur gay thats real talk

    but neways thats wuts good .. hopefully nelly can drop a fuckin album soon

  • j.rock

    Nelly my dude.That’s good look derty.Midwest forever baby.We all we got….

  • http://xxl q-buro

    i wonder if and how much he got paid for that shit….fuck 1st sayers….REAL TALK

  • Dade County 305

    Q BURO, IT DOESNT MATTER IF HE GOT PAID OR NOT. NIGGAZ NEED TO STOP WONDERING ABOUT ANOTHA PAPER. NIGGAZ CANT FRONT ON NELLY, THE NIGGA ALWAYS GIVES BACK.

  • xxxxxl

    good look nelly. and dade county represent got a good point. and fuck nelly album he got paper already still from country grammar. lol. need to givin THAT money to community…shit.