Rapper Nelly is ready to take responsibility for his own choices after he was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana, crystal meth, and other drug paraphernalia on his tour bus.
Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Hayes, was riding on his tricked out tour bus in Tennessee when his bus was pulled over by Tennessee highway patrol.
After a thorough search of the vehicle officers found the aforementioned drugs in addition to numerous hand guns. Of course Nelly denied ownership or knowledge of the drugs and guns. Not that it mattered to the police. He was cuffed and hauled off to jail along with six members of his entourage.
This is where Nelly's epiphany about making the right "choices" comes into play.
You see, Nelly is 40-years-old with a stellar career and plenty of money in the bank. He can't be rolling dirty with rough necks who will never be on his level.
So Nelly has made the choice to cut them loose if he wants to save his career as a spokesman for breakfast cereals and household products.
In a statement released through his rep, Nelly said:
Although I am unable to speak to the legal specifics and my attorney has put out a preliminary statement, I feel the need to take responsibility for my choices in needing to be more aware of the people I associate with and allow onto my property while committing to make better choices moving forward.
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.
Nelly is out of jail on $10,000 bond. His next court hearing is in June.
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