The rapper Nelly has been arrested on rape charges in Washington state, police said Saturday.
Auburn police said a woman called 911 at 3:48 a.m. on Saturday to report that she was sexually assaulted. She said the rapper, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., assaulted her on a tour bus parked on Outlet Collection Drive after his performance at the White River Amphitheater.
The rapper was taken into custody and booked at a jail facility in Des Moines, Washington. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
TMZ first reported the arrest. Nelly’s lawyer issued a statement to the website calling the allegations “completely fabricated.”