VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The 2020 lineup for the Something in the Water music festival in Virginia includes Post Malone, Chance the Rapper, Pharrell and Friends, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The rapper Nelly is asking a U.S. court to dismiss a British woman's lawsuit that alleges he sexually assaulted her after a concert in England.
The federal lawsuit was filed in November in St. Louis, the rapper's hometown. The woman accuses Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr., of assaulting her in a dressing room at the concert venue in Essex in December 2017. Nelly hasn't been criminally charged and has denied the allegations.
MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — Shortly after retiring from his role as conservator and curator of musical instruments at Colonial Williamsburg, John Watson received an interesting request from the folks at Mount Vernon: They wanted him to build a playable replica of the harpsichord George Washington acquired for his step-granddaughter, Nelly Custis, in 1793.
SEATTLE (AP) — The rapper Nelly has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges that he raped her on his tour bus in suburban Seattle then defamed her when he claimed she made up the accusation.
Settlement terms between Monique Greene and Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr., haven't been disclosed, the Seattle Times reported .
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country duo Florida Georgia Line has built its career one hit song at a time thanks to key collaborations, while also taking quiet steps to establish a lasting songwriting legacy in Nashville.
SEATTLE (AP) — Rapper Nelly is fighting back against a lawsuit that alleges he raped a fan on his tour bus after a performance in Seattle last year and sexually assaulted two fans in England.
Nelly filed court papers Friday in King County Superior Court denying the allegations and seeking to have a Jan. 22 amended complaint against him dismissed.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging the rapper Nelly of sexual misconduct (all times local):
The rapper Nelly has filed a countersuit against a woman who alleged in a lawsuit that he raped her on his tour bus after a Seattle performance.
TMZ.com reports that Nelly filed court papers Friday in Seattle seeking to dismiss the lawsuit.
His attorney calls the new allegations "completely fabricated."
Craig David, "The Time Is Now" (RCA)
If the name Craig David sounds vaguely familiar, congratulations — you're officially old. David was the British pop prodigy who at the turn of the millennium had the infectious hits "Fill Me In" and "7 Days." Remember "Hot in Herre" by Nelly? Same year.
David is back now with a new album, which is an accomplishment in itself. That it is also an excellent album is truly remarkable in a world where the expiration date in pop music is measured in months.
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman has sued the rapper Nelly, claiming he sexually assaulted her on his tour bus and later damaged her reputation by refuting her account.
The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that Monique Greene's lawsuit against Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr., seeks unspecified damages.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Rapper Nelly is to perform in Saudi Arabia next month, but his planned concert in the ultraconservative kingdom is not being welcomed by everyone.
Some Saudis on social media are pointing to the American rapper's 2015 guilty plea for possession of marijuana. Smuggling drugs is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia and possession of drugs is also a crime.
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman who said the rapper Nelly raped her on his tour bus in a Seattle suburb last weekend is dropping her pursuit of criminal charges.
News outlets report that lawyer Karen Koehler said in a statement Friday that her client wanted to stop the investigation and would refuse to testify in court.
Koehler says the woman "wishes she had not called 911 because she believes the system is going to fail her."
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of rapper Nelly (all times local):
Rapper Nelly was released from jail on Saturday while the police investigate an accusation by a woman who says he raped her on his tour bus.
Auburn police said they received a 911 call from the woman and they arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., about 4:37 a.m. Saturday.
Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said Saturday afternoon that the singer was released from jail pending the investigation.
SEATTLE (AP) — Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denied.
Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was arrested about 4:37 a.m. Saturday in his tour bus at a Walmart, Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker said.
The woman called 911 to report being sexually assaulted by Nelly on the tour bus, police said in a statement.
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — When the cast and crew of "Penny P's Backyard" paused for another break between takes of filming a two-word scene, one of its young stars sighed deeply.
"I thought this was supposed to be the shortest scene?" asked Ruby Provo, a 9-year-old who plays Nelly, one of four friends who are the focus of the children's television show that its director hopes will tell a new story of Appalachian culture while making history for its use of renewable energy.
Nelly has promised to bring baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza back to eat in the rapper's hometown of St. Louis after Piazza spoke ill of the city's restaurant scene.
Blood Orange, "Freetown Sound" (Domino)
"Freetown Sound," the latest from Devonté Hynes A.K.A. Blood Orange, is a fascinating 17-track album approximating an AM radio sound collage of yore, pop hits blending with breaking news bulletins and history capsules.
Hynes, who was in dance-punk band Test Icicles in hometown London before relocating to New York and releasing material as Lightspeed Champion, says his third album as Blood Orange "plays like a long mixtape."
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nelly will be performing back in his hometown of St. Louis next year, but the venue is unique.
The rapper and the St. Louis Symphony announced Tuesday they will perform together Feb. 3 at Powell Symphony Hall. The symphony says the program will feature "symphonic twists" on Nelly's hits such as "Hot in Herre," ''Just a Dream" and "Country Grammar."