Nelly and Amanda Berry

Nelly Brings Out Kidnap Victim Amanda Berry at Cleveland Concert

  /  07.28.2013

Nelly and Amanda Berry

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.

Watch the surprise serenade below.

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