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Aug
17
Don’t Shoot: Chris Brown, Nelly, & Trey Songz Protest Michael Brown Shooting

Wale, Chris Brown, Nelly, Lil Mama, and Bow Wow

The stars took the field for a good cause. Following last month’s kickball game, Chris Brown and Quincy teamed up to host a charity flag football game at Jack Kemp Stadium at Occidental College in L.A. on Saturday.

Team Breezy, which included Game, Wale, Tyga, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, and Omarion, defeated Team Quincy 42-21.

There was plenty of action off the field as well. Despite reports that they broke up, Chris was seen cozying up to his old flame Karrueche, who was all smiles as Chris put his arms around her. He later posted an Instagram photo of them together in the car.

At the end of the game, Missouri native Nelly got on the mic and asked everyone to put their hands up and say “Don’t Shoot” in protest of the police shooting that left African-American teenager Michael Brown dead in Ferguson, Miss. Chris, Bow Wow, Trey, Lil Mama, Wale, and the rest of the stadium stood in solidarity with their hands up.

“If anybody can sympathize with what my city is going through, it’s this city of L.A. right now on so many levels,” said Nelly, who was wearing a #MikeBrown tank top. “So for that respect alone, I’m asking you, I’m begging you, and I’m pleading for you to just raise your hands for a second.”

Watch footage from the powerful moment below.

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Aug
11
Keyshia Cole, Nelly Score BET Reality Shows

Keyshia Cole and Nelly

Keyshia Cole is bringing the drama back to television. The singer will star in a new BET docuseries.

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May
5
New Music: Nelly – ‘Thanks to My Ex’

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Nelly’s personal life has taken the spotlight once again. The St. Louis rapper addresses the recent reports that he is dating Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-fiancée Shantel Jackson on a new R&B song called “Thanks to My Ex.”

The boxing champ felt betrayed that Jackson would date Nelly, who he considers one of his friends. Nelly was surprised to learn that he and Floyd were friends, and has recorded a response.

“It’s his bad you found a new lover / It’s her fault I’m looking for another / It ain’t our problem, girl / One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” he sings.

Out of anger, Floyd took to Instagram to share Jackson’s ultrasound results and revealed that she had an abortion. He later deleted the posts.

Hear Nelly go on the record about his headline-making romance.

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Feb
16
Pharrell Performs with Nelly, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, & Snoop Dogg at NBA All-Star Game

Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Pharrell, Nelly, and Busta Rhymes

Before the NBA’s greatest players hit the court, Pharrell tipped off Sunday’s All-Star Game with a 20-minute medley of his greatest hits featuring some special guests. The Grammy-winning producer provided the soundtrack to the player introductions beginning with his 2003 single “Frontin’.”

Nelly emerged to perform his Neptunes-produced hit “Hot in Herre” before Skateboard P continued with “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me).”

Diddy and Busta Rhymes helped turn up New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center with “Pass the Courvoisier, Part II.” But instead of the usual lyrics, they switched things up for 2014, chanting “Pass the Ciroc this way.”

Pharrell (sans Robin Thicke) made his way through the crowd for “Blurred Lines,” and his fellow N.E.R.D. bandmate Chad Hugo joined him on keyboard for “Rock Star.”

“Let’s take it back to the essence, Chad,” said P.

Snoop Dogg hit the stage with “Beautiful,” and the Western Conference players entered to “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”

For the closing number, Pharrell donned his famous hat in red while performing “Get Lucky” and his top 10 hit “Happy” as Diddy, Busta, Nelly, and Snoop danced onstage.

“No words for how grateful I am these legends joined me 2nite,” tweeted Pharrell.

Watch Pharrell and friends kick things off with their hit parade.

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Dec
13
Rap-Up TV: Nelly Talks Favorite Albums of 2013, Miley Cyrus, & Holiday Plans

From the release of his seventh album M.O. to his role on BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” Nelly has had a busy year. The St. Louis rapper, who won Single of the Year at the American Music Awards for his collaboration with Florida Georgia Line, was in a celebratory mood while hosting Tostitos Pre-Fiesta Bowl Party at Cabo Cantina on L.A.’s Sunset Strip.

As guests snacked on Tostitos Fajita-flavored Scoops!, Nelly came to the defense of his friend Miley Cyrus, who he collaborated with on “4×4″ off her album Bangerz.

“I love Miley, that’s like a little sister,” he told Rap-Up TV. “I think she’s getting a chance to be herself and find herself. I think sometimes in this business we don’t get the same opportunities as the average person gets to find themselves and [be] allowed to make certain mistakes without being judged.”

He looked back on the past year in music and shared some of his favorite albums. “Drake’s album was dope,” said Nelly, who also singled out Jay Z’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail.

With Christmas around the corner, how does he plan to spend the holidays? “I just want to be home,” said Nelly. “I love having family come over for the holidays. It’s just getting them to leave that’s the problem. Every time I wake up, there’s somebody still there.”

In 2014, look for Nelly in the upcoming drama Reach Me starring Sylvester Stallone plus new music. “We want to get right back into doing another album as soon as possible,” he said.

Nov
24
Nelly and Florida Georgia Line Perform at AMAs

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Florida Georgia Line and Nelly revved up their engines and rolled into Sunday’s American Music Awards. The country duo teamed up with the St. Louis rapper to perform the remix to their single “Cruise.” Nelly also took it back to 2001 with his hit “Ride Wit Me,” and joined his collaborators onstage to accept the award for Single of the Year.

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Oct
22
Arsenio Performs ‘Country Grammar’ After Losing Bet with Nelly

Nelly and Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall had to face the music after he lost a bet with Nelly. During Nelly’s appearance on his talk show earlier this month, Arsenio made a bet with him that he would have to perform “Country Grammar” if his L.A. Dodgers lost the NLCS championship to Nelly’s St. Louis Cardinals.

After the Dodgers’ defeat last week, Nelly returned to the show to collect. Arsenio sported a Cardinals jersey and performed Nelly’s song “Country Grammar” as the St. Louis rapper watched with delight.

“You look great, you look awesome,” Nelly told him.

Watch an embarrassed Arsenio make good on his bet.

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