Rap veteran Nelly isn’t here for the rape allegations. The hip-hop artist has stepped forward to defend his name and image amid coverage of his weekend arrest.

Nelly went to Twitter Saturday (October 7) and did not sugarcoat his words.

Earlier in the day, a report emerged about Nelly landing in handcuffs over a sexual allegation.

Law enforcement sources tell us, a woman claims she was raped on the rapper’s tour bus — which was parked in a Walmart lot in Washington — where he’s been performing. Nelly is on a tour with Florida Georgia Line and they are set to perform Saturday night in Ridgefield, Washington.
We’re told the alleged rape occurred Saturday morning at 3:48 AM. We’re told she specifically said Nelly is the one who raped her. (TMZ)

The hip-hop veteran spent a little time with cops before getting released.

After officers investigated the incident, Nelly was taken into custody and booked at the SCORE jail facility. Auburn police confirmed he was released on Saturday. Nelly is currently on the Smooth Stadium Tour with Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys. He is scheduled to perform in Ridgefield, Washington, on Saturday night. (King 5)

Nelly’s legal muscle Scott Rosenblum almost immediately released a statement on the accusation.

“Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation,” Rosenblum said in an email. (Fox News)