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Nelly has addressed allegations that he lost $ 300,000 and gave the woman who found it $ 100 in return.
The “Hot In Herre” rapper, 47, dismissed the accusations as “super cap” and commented on a video of the woman, which was posted on Neighbor talkss Instagram page.
“I did not lose s —,” he said, saying he had no idea of the bag the woman was referring to. “Idk which bag or who is [sic] bag they’re talking about, but that dam show [sic] was not mine, “the musician added.
A source close to Nelly also tells PEOPLE: “It’s a fake but funny story, a story about bitcoin would be more likely.”
In the viral clip taken outside the Midtown Bowl in Atlanta, the woman in question is shown on camera while a man is heard saying, “We’re up here at the bowling alley. We found Nelly’s bag. It had $ 300,000 in it.”
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While the clip continues, the man claims the woman “gave it back” and received $ 100 as a reward. He then urges the woman to let viewers know what she got in return.
“One hundred dollars,” she repeats, to which he says, “They gave her $ 100 to give back $ 300,000,” and call Nelly “the donkey of the day.”
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Meanwhile, Nelly recently opened up to PEOPLE about her country-inspired album Heartland, which was released in August 2021.
“The country world has shown me support since The country’s grammar, even before Repeatedly, “he said at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.” We got booked on like rodeos and festivals and fairs. “
The triple Grammy winner, who has also worked with country stars like the Florida Georgia Line, reflected on the recording of the album, which reached No. 7 on the Top Country Albums list, in Nashville.
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“I was patient with it. I’ve tried to make sure I get it right,” he said. “I feel lucky that my fans have given me the opportunity to come to a moment like this by supporting all my music up to this point and allowing me to be, you know, very, very diverse with all my stuff. Hopefully we got it right. “
Nelly added that he hopes his album can serve as a middle ground for both hip-hop and country genres, adding: “You know, everyone just likes to know there’s something for them in an album. When people realize, “that he has something for them. me too, then they tend to accept many of the other things that they probably did not think they would.”