LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Rapper Nelly performs onstage during The Roots And Friends concert during the 2013 BET Experience at Club Nokia on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

Just moments after news surfaced regarding the arrest of rapper Nelly after an alleged rape, his lawyer issued a statement regarding the incident.

The statement, published on the Just Jared website paints the rapper as the victim and eludes to the allegations being false.

The statement goes on to say that the lawyer’s client (Nelly) is confident these charges will be dropped after the sexual assault allegations are fully investigated.

News of Nelly’s arrest was first reported by TMZ, who indicated the rapper was arrested without incident earlier this morning.

Nelly is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line, and they are slated to perform in Washington this evening.

At this time, it is not known if Nelly is still in custody or whether or not he will perform tonight.

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