The rap world was stunned yesterday (Oct. 7), after learning Nelly was arrested for rape in Washington while on tour with Florida Georgia Line. Now, the St. Lunatic is speaking up about the allegations and saying he is completely innocent.

After becoming a trending topic on Twitter for all the wrong reasons, the "Sounds Good to Me" rapper hopped on the social networking site to give his side. "Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation," he started. "I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation...I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation," he added. Nelly also denies that he was charged by police and says he was released pending further investigation.

Allegations of the crime surfaced early yesterday morning, around 3:45 a.m. According to TMZ, a woman named Nelly specifically as the person who had sex with her against her will on his tour bus. He was arrested in Auburn, Wash., and charged with second degree rape around 7 a.m.

Nelly’s lawyer has also released a statement vehemently denying the charges levied against his client. It reads: “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. I am confident, once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to pursue all all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”

See what Nelly had to say on Twitter in full below.

See Nelly Deny Rape Allegations

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