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Nelly Is “Mad As Hell” About Heroin Bust

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(Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Nelly has gone on the offensive after being detained last week when Texas law enforcement discovered drugs on his tour bus. The St. Louis rapper took to Twitter to blame a staff member for hiding the drugs on his bus.

Nelly is not just standing by the claim that he is innocent of any charges, he’s now blasting the crew member who was responsible. He fumed on Twitter, explaining that he was both angry and disappointed at trusted staff member Brian Keith Jones, who admitted to hiding heroin and marijuana on the vehicle.

Nelly was exceptionally disappointed that Jones, a longtime bodyguard, would do this while being entrusted with so many other responsibilities.

The rapper was eventually allowed to continue his concert tour and later expressed his concern for Jones’ loved ones.

“My heart goes out to his fam and is kids!!!!” he posted.

The shocking drug bust at Sierra Blanca, Texas revealed a loaded gun, small bags of heroin and 10 pounds of pot in a duffel bag. Jones was arrested and jailed for the serious offense. The stop point has proven to be especially perilous for celebrities as such stars as Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, and Fiona Apple have been arrested on drug related charges.

In a statement to TMZ, Nelly pleaded his innocence.

“Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these. Law enforcement officials did not press charges against anyone other than that individual.” –Keith Murphy, CBS Local

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