It seems like this is a weekly headline - with a childhood favourite getting arrested on rape charges. Nelly was the latest artist to be hauled in on Saturday under the suspicion of second-degree rape. Allegedly, the sexual assault took place on his tour bus in Washington, following a show at the White River Amphitheatre.

But the rapper has taken to Twitter to make a statement about his innocence. "To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released, pending further investigation." Read the tweets below.