In his first on-camera interview since the sexual assault allegations against him surfaced, Nelly insisted on his innocence and claimed the media's treating him unfairly in a chat with TMZ's cameramen at LAX Wednesday.
Him going on the defensive was expected of, course — but in the final seconds of the interview, the cameraman asks the 43-year-old rapper a simple but loaded question that prompts a surprising response:
"Is it a bad idea to get intimate with fans?"
"...I don't know about that," Nelly responds. Well then!
Nelly had been sued for sexual assault and defamation back in October by a Seattle fan who claimed she raped him on his tour bus after a show. Prosecutors eventually dropped the charges against him when his alleged victim refused to cooperate in the case, saying she didn't wish to testify against a celebrity.
Five months after his arrest in that incident, Nelly is once again under investigation for sexual assault — this time by British authorities, who received a report from a woman who claims he forced her to perform oral sex and called her a c*nt in his dressing room after a show in December.
With that in mind, what are your thoughts about his attitude about fan hookups?