Nelly Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th March 2015

Quote: "I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities it allows them to act out of character, I've been betrayed. Again, you just have to grow, you have to grow up and accept responsibilities for the things that you do. I'm not a big fan of people being cowards. I think it's really important to know yourself and understand what you want and get it. I'm in a different place right now." R&B star Ashanti stays coy on her split from rapper Nelly after nearly 10 years of dating.

11th August 2014

Fact: Rapper Nelly has signed on to front a new reality series, which will focus on his hip-hop career, his role as a co-owner of basketball team the Charlotte Bobcats and his family life with his biological children and his late sister's kids.

12th November 2013

Quote: "I love her innocent rebelliousness. I say that in a good way because sometimes when you come from such places like Disney and they control your every move and you've been controlled almost your whole childhood and you've got your own thoughts and your own dreams, sometimes when they come out, they may not come out politically correct but they're honest... and I love her for it." Rapper Nelly insists his 4x4 collaborator, former child star Miley Cyrus, means no harm with her headline-grabbing antics, which continued on Sunday (10Nov13) as she spanked and groped a little person during her performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Holland, while she also appeared to light and smoke a joint as she accepted an award.

18th October 2013

Quote: "I think we have to remember people must be able to express themselves. Music is an artform, it's not made to be politically correct, it's made to be (an) expression. I think she's very talented. I don't think that she's hurt anyone. I mean, I saw a 50 year old kiss two girls on that same stage before and no one said anything." Rapper Nelly had no problems with Miley Cyrus' provocative performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August (13), pointing out Madonna also shocked audiences in 2003 during her Mtv Vmas set when she locked lips with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

9th October 2013

Quote: "I'm trying to campaign, since the government ain't working, we shouldn't have to pay taxes... Paying taxes is supposed to pay for the government, which in turn is not working. So if they're not working, I shouldn't have to pay taxes. And me being in the upper echelon of the tax bracket, (I) feel that the money I could be saving over these next couple of days could be very vital to my survival." Rapper Nelly insists U.S. Government officials should give him a tax break during their ongoing shutdown.

29th August 2013

Fact: A third of Pharrell Williams' musical catalogue was created in the shower, including tracks like rapper Nelly's 2002 smash hit Hot In Herre.

26th March 2013

Fact: Rapper Nelly is set to star alongside Hollywood action man Sylvester Stallone in upcoming movie Reach Me. The drama, about a group of people who all have a connection to a reclusive former football coach's self-help book, is expected to be released later this year (13).

2nd November 2012

Fact: Rapper Nelly is releasing a new mixtape for fans to mark his birthday on Friday (02Nov12). The Hot in Herre hitmaker is putting out Scorpio Season - a nod to his star sign. Nelly turns 38 on Friday.

2nd October 2012

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown rounded up his rap pals Nelly, Waka Flocka Flame, Shawty Lo and Roscoe Dash on Sunday (30Sep12) to take part in an all-star charity basketball game in Atlanta, Georgia against Djs from local radio station Hot 107.9.

8th March 2011

Quote: "The first time I met Nelly, he asked me for my autograph... It all started out as a joke." R&B singer Ashanti admits rapper Nelly had an unusual way of grabbing her attention after meeting her at an event in 2005. The couple embarked on a four-year romance.

10th February 2011

Fact: Rap star Nelly will play himself on an upcoming episode of hit TV drama 90210.

16th October 2009

Quote: "I've been called gay, pregnant and dating Nelly. None were true." Joss Stone dispels some myths about her.

3rd November 2008

Quote: "That's the thing between me and her, we just like having fun. I think it's always serious when you can hang with a person continuously... and (still) have fun." Rapper Nelly on his romance with R+B singer Ashanti.

16th October 2008

Fact: Kanye West, Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy, Nelly, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Wyclef Jean are among the musicians performing in a forthcoming televised series of pop concerts in a special news show spotlighting U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave is scheduled to air next week (24Oct08).

16th September 2008

Quote: "It's just like he's an uncle now, you know, he calls me knucklehead, he's tryin' to put me in the headlock all the time, it's more of a family gesture when we're around each other or something to that nature, so that feels good." Nelly on his relationship with business partner, sporting legend Michael Jordan.

4th September 2008

Fact: Rapper Nelly will give his fans a special preview of his upcoming album BRASS KNUCKLES on Thursday night (04Sep08) when he plays his first gig in Charlotte, North Carolina. But fans who have a T-Mobile Sidekick handset will also be able to catch the concert on their cell phone as it will be streamed live from the venue.

15th April 2008

Fact: Nelly has recorded a new track, called SELF ESTEEM, with Public Enemy rap pioneer Chuck D. The collaboration will appear on Nelly's new album BRASS KNUCKLES.

15th April 2008

Fact: Nelly's new song PARTY PEOPLE was originally offered to Fergie, who now guests on the track and appears opposite the rapper in the video.

8th September 2007

Quote: "When I decided to call it BRASS KNUCKLES, it wasn't about anything violent. It was just a symbolic way of saying how hard I think it is going to hit." Rapper Nelly is confident his new album will prove a success.

26th July 2006

Quote: "I grew up singing Jackson five songs. My uncle put a little band together with all the kids, and I used to have to be MIKE. This was a long time ago." Nelly reveals why he was so thrilled when Janet Jackson asked him to duet with her.

24th July 2006

Quote: "Dating? He's a great guy and a good friend." Ashanti suggests romance with rapper Nelly has cooled.

4th April 2006

Fact: Rapper Nelly and his seven-year-old son CORNELL wore identical rhinestone-encrusted SPIDER-MAN T-shirts to The Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday (31MAR06).

11th March 2006

Fact: Nelly's mother is such a fan of the rapper's GRILLZ hit she has the tune as a ringtone for her mobile phone.

9th March 2006

Quote: "My son has a grill, he's seven. He's got like the bottom row. He has a Spider-Man chain and it matches his SPIDER-MAN chain." Rapper Nelly has treated his son to a new sparkling set of jewelled teeth.

23rd February 2006

Quote: <p>"I'm a butt man all the way, but don't get me wrong, t**ties are great." Dirty south rapper Nelly doesn't discriminate when it comes to female assets. </p>

11th January 2006

Fact: <p>Rapper Nelly has given a Russian pop star a boost by agreeing to appear on her new album. The HOT IN HERRE hitmaker will rap on pretty ALSOU's new album INSPIRED. </p>

17th November 2005

Fact: <p>Nelly celebrated his 31st birthday at the beginning of the month (NOV05) by having a canary yellow diamond grill fitted to his teeth by fellow rapper and jewel dentist Paul Wall. </p>

27th September 2005

Fact: <p>Rapper Nelly, socialite Ivana Trump and ALFIE star Nia Long play unlikely buddies in a series of new print advertisements for handbag designer JUDITH LIEBER. In the quirky ads, the trio swap travel stories as they show off a range of Lieber bags and luggage. </p>

10th September 2005

Fact: <p>Mississippi rapper David Banner is staging a benefit concert to aid the vicTIms of Hurricane Katrina. Nelly, TWIST and TI will appear at the Atlanta, Georgia show, scheduled for 17 September (05). </p>


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