Nelly stays fresh on the cover for his seventh album M.O. The St. Louis rapper rocks a camouflage and leather jacket as he stares down on the artwork.
The title is a play on his nickname and home state of Missouri. “It’s just Missouri. That’s where I’m from, Missouri, and a lot of friends and family call me Mo, so it’s similar as far as me still being where I am and being who I be,” he told TIME.
Due Sept. 30, M.O. features appearances from Nicki Minaj, T.I., Future, 2 Chainz, Nelly Furtado, Trey Songz, and Florida Georgia Line, with production from Pharrell, DJ Frank E, Detail, and Rico Love.
Nelly hit the club with Nicki Minaj and Pharrell on “Get Like Me,” and now he aims for the pop charts with his new single “Heaven.” The St. Louis rapper teams with British singer Daley on the uplifting, guitar-driven number off his upcoming album M.O.
Earlier today, he performed the song for the first time on the “Today” show along with a medley of his hits.
M.O. drops Sept. 30 featuring appearances from Nicki Minaj, T.I., Future, 2 Chainz, Nelly Furtado, Trey Songz, and Florida Georgia Line.
Nelly drops some fresh rhymes on his remix to 2 Chainz’ “Feds Watching.” Over the Pharrell production, the St. Louis MC addresses an incident that occurred last year where his tour bus was raided and heroin and a loaded gun were found.
“They tried to jam me up in Texas on some bullshit/ Said I had weed, boy, and a full clip/ No, not me mane, I’m only lifting weight/ I ain’t snitchin’ neither, but I tell ya who’s it ain’t/ From ’99 until now I made legit figures/ If this was ’97, they mighta had a ni**a,” he raps.
His album M.O. drops Sept. 30 featuring appearances from Nicki Minaj, T.I., Future, 2 Chainz, Nelly Furtado, Trey Songz, and Florida Georgia Line.
Nelly is all abuzz over his latest collaboration. The St. Louis rapper has worked with superstars including Pharrell, Tim McGraw, and Janet Jackson, and now he’s teaming up with Buzz the Bee for Honey Nut Cheerios’s “Must Be the Honey” campaign.
The stars stepped out to honor teen favorites in music, TV, movies, sports, and more at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on Sunday. The two-hour show was filled with tearful moments (Cory Monteith tribute), lots of twerking, and plenty of star power.
Big Sean supported his girlfriend Naya Rivera backstage after “Glee” won Best Choice TV Show Comedy, while Miguel brought his own hot date Nazanin Mandi.
Miley Cyrus showed off her legs in a short black dress while collecting her surfboards for Choice Summer Song (“We Can’t Stop”), Fashion Trendsetter, and Choice TV Scene Stealer.
Bruno Mars picked up two awards for Choice Summer Music Star and Choice R&B Artist and delivered a comical videotaped message.
Nelly rocked the stage with Florida Georgia Line while performing “Cruise (Remix),” and Choice TV Actor – Action winner LL Cool J presented with Ed Sheeran.
Other star sightings included Cher Lloyd, Demi Lovato, and Jordin Sparks.
Nelly keeps it slick and sexy in the black-and-white video for “Get Like Me.” The St. Louis rapper calls on Nicki Minaj and Pharrell for the Colin Tilley-directed clip. Fresh off the video for Busta Rhymes’ “#Twerkit,” Nicki kicks off her heels and pops her booty, while Nelly plays the butt bongos and pops wheelies.
“[Nicki] brings energy, charisma, and her star power, and I think that’s what the video is about,” said Nelly. “It’s just about that star power and energy and the hypeness of the joint.”
Pharrell added, “When we get together, we like to do a song that evokes as much energy as possible.”
Nelly’s seventh album M.O. is due September 30 featuring T.I., Future, 2 Chainz, Nelly Furtado, Trey Songz, and Florida Georgia Line.
Nelly headlined RoverFest 2013 in Cleveland on Saturday, but it was a special guest that made the headlines. Kidnap victim Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, made her first public appearance during the concert on Saturday.
Following an introduction from radio host Shane French, Nelly brought Berry and her family onstage while he performed “Just a Dream.”
“That’s how you tell the pulse of a city by the people that live there,” said the St. Louis rapper. “Since they up here right now, I want to make sure that we get a chance to thank you because I know it’s a long time and I can’t even imagine the type of strength and the type of courage that it took to keep it going.”
Wearing sunglasses, jeans, and a black T-shirt, Berry smiled and sang along during Nelly’s set.
Her appearance comes a day after her abductor pleaded guilty to kidnap and rape charges.