News: Nelly Tries To Stop Violence At Party, "He Got In The Middle & Got Punched By Mistake"

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 3:45PM

Written by Biz Jones

Rapper Nelly has made headlines after reportedly being assaulted during a fist fight at a Super Bowl party.

According to reports, the St. Lunatic rapper attempted to break-up a physical confrontation.

Rapper Nelly took a punch trying to break up a brawl between his bodyguards and bouncers at club Liv at Miami's Fontainebleau Friday night. As Nelly was taking the stage at the pre-Super Bowl party attended by Jets Mark Sanchez and Braylon Edwards, "his security appeared to get into an argument with the hotel's security staff," said a source. "Nelly got in the middle and got punched by mistake. Then it spilled out of the back door and continued outside." Reps for Nelly and the hotel didn't get back to us. (New York Post)

Reports last month said Diddy attempted to break-up a potential fight between rapper Rick Ross and boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Floyd Mayweather was ready to rumble with a famous nemesis in Vegas this weekend -- but just before a fight broke out, Diddy saved the day. It all went down at the grand opening of Vanity nightclub in the Hard Rock Hotel -- which was hosted by Diddy. We're told Floyd Mayweather rolled over to the party to see Diddy, when he literally ran into rapper Rick Ross. Sources tell TMZ one of the men "bumped" into the other man and their entourages immediately became "confrontational." But as things started to heat up, we're told Diddy swooped in between the guys and calmed everyone down. We called Mayweather's camp for comment and his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., told us there's been beef between Floyd and Ross for a while because Ross has allegedly been, "talking s**t." We're told both Mayweather Jr. and Ross eventually went back in the club and partied the rest of the night away without incident. (TMZ)

Aside from personal matters, Nelly is currently working on a new album.

"'DL2!' This is one thing, we know we can't in no way shape of form can we outdo part one," Nelly said about "Dilemma Part II." "There's no way. You're in a lose situation if you go in trying to do that. What the new song is doing is a continuation of the story. It's produced by my man Jim Jonsin and my man Rico Love. We were in the studio in Miami and I called K and she was in the bed and just shot down to the studio. I got a collaboration with Taraji Henson that was produced by Jermaine Dupri. It's crazy." (BV Buzz)

Producer Jim Jonsin recently spoke on working with Nelly.

"We've done a few songs so far," Jonsin said in an interview. "Nelly's great, he's really super talented. I just know he looks pretty anxious about dropping [it] within the next couple of months for sure. I did 'Dilemma (Part 2)' with [songwriter] Rico Love and Nelly had this melody idea. I've worked with Kelly Rowland and I've heard her sound, and that kind of triggered me to call and put her in the studio. It came out really amazing. It's similar in that it's musical and it has a great melody. But the sound is a little different, a little newer." (Rap-Up)

No further details have been released as of now.

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