Next time Nelly tells you to take a “Ride Wit Me” maybe call a cab. The rapper is ripping the Band-Aid off his cheek to bandage up a narcotics bust of he was involved in yesterday.
The “Dilemma” rap star of yore was pulled into a druggy dilemma of “Breaking Bad” proportions by Sierra Blanca, Texas police. Border control agents confiscated 36 bags of heroin, a 10-pound duffle bag of marijuana, and a loaded .45 caliber handgun following a search of his tour bus at a routine checkpoint. Is it just me or is it getting hot in hurrrrrr all of a sudden?
Six other passengers were also taken in along with Nelly, who said, according to TMZ: “It is my understanding a member of my staff made an unfortunate decision to bring unlawful materials onto our tour bus that resulted in his arrest this morning.” That staff member confessed to all the materials in question, and Nelly and the rest of those detained were released.
“Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these on board. Law enforcement officials did not press charges against anyone other than that individual,” he added.
Nelly then cleared his name tweeting something that ironically made him look like he just smoked a 10-pound baggie of weed:
I'm not gone front I'm MAD as Hell about this sh#t!!2have some1 who works 4u n who u call a friend 4 ova 10years jeopardize ur life WTF?
— Nelly_Mo(@Nelly_Mo) October 12, 2012
Maybe someone should detain Nelly for his country grammar…
The Sierra Blanca checkpoint is a notoriously popular little pit stop for musicians on tour—it’s where Fiona Apple was arrested last month for a minor amount of hash. Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg have also gone through this crosshair’s rites of passage.