Yesterday, news broke of St. Louis rapper Nelly being detained by authorities after copious amounts of drugs were found on a tour bus he was travelling in. After the vehicle was pulled over in Sierra Blanca, Texas, police found 36 small baggies of heroin, over ten pounds of weed and a loaded .45 handgun. While a man by the name of Brian Keith Jones copped to owning the contraband and was arrested, Nelly released a statement regarding the situation, distancing himself from the company he kept.
“It is my understanding a member of my staff made an unfortunate decision to bring unlawful materials onto our tour bus that resulted in his arrest this morning, October 11th. Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these on board. Law enforcement officials in Sierra Blanca, Texas did not press charges against anyone other than that individual.”
Reportedly, Jones is one of Nelly’s bodyguards. The rapper was more candid with the commentary on Twitter. “I’m not gone front I’m MAD as Hell about this sh#t!!2have some1 who works 4u n who u call a friend 4 ova 10years jeopardize ur life WTF?,” he tweeted yesterday. “That being said he was not only an employee but he was fam some1 who protected my life 4many years!No excuses for wad he did!!!! My heart goes out to his fam and is kids!!!!”
The Sierra Blanca checkpoint, a Texas border town, is notorious for busting artists with illegal items in their possession, including Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson.
Nelly’s last album, 5.0, was released in 2010.
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