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Nelly is continuing to make moves in the New Year and is  preparing to try a new gig by stepping up to be ESPN Magazine’s VIP red carpet interviewer.

The avid sports fan who’s made several appearances on ESPN programming, will report for the magazine during their sixth annual NEXT event.

Taking place on Friday, Feb. 5 , Nelly will host live from Miami’s Fontainebleau hotel under a custom made 25,000-square-foot, clear-top tent on the Fontainebleau’s ocean side property.

He’ll be joined by Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson who’ve been tapped to performer while music spins courtesy of Q-Tip.

In related news Nelly’s self titled is set to hit stores later this year.