Nelly took the term special surprise guest to an all new level this past Saturday (July 27). During a concert in Cleveland, the St. Louis rapper brought Ohio kidnapping victim Amanda Berry on stage.
Entertainment Weekly reports:
Amanda Berry made a surprise appearance at the daylong concert RoverFest in Cleveland on Saturday night, walking onstage with her family and waving at the cheering crowd. Wearing sunglasses and dressed in jeans and a black T-shirt, Berry smiled broadly while acknowledging the applause, but she didn’t address the crowd. The rapper Nelly called Berry back to the stage after his music set.
The appearance came a day after Ariel Castro, a former school bus driver, pleaded guilty to 937 counts in a deal that will send him to prison for life without parole, plus 1,000 years.
Berry, now 27, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight disappeared between 2002 and 2004 when they were 14, 16, and 20 years old. They escaped in May when Berry kicked out part of a door and called to neighbors for help.
Things haven’t been as fortunate for Berry’s rescuer, Charles Ramsey. Reportedly, he is currently broke and homeless, and living with friends.
Check out video of Berry’s first public appearance below.
Photo: The Plain Dealer