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Akon Comes to Nelly’s Defense on Rape Charges

October 8, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Akon doesn’t believe the rape charges against Nelly. The singer reacted to the news of the arrest in a video with TMZ, who asked him about the charges while he was at Los Angeles International Airport. Nelly was arrested on Saturday and charged with second degree rape after a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her on his tour bus that morning.

In the video, which you can see below, Akon is surprised by the news and says that he knows Nelly and is “almost 100% positive he’s innocent.” He says it may be a case of mistaken identity or a woman trying to score a payday against the rapper.

Nelly cancelled a planned performance on Saturday night after the arrest and said that he was innocent of the charges.

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