Yesterday, Nelly’s tour bus was pulled over by border patrol at a checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Authorities found 36 small baggies of heroin (totaling .64 ounces) and over 10 pounds of marijuana inside a large green duffle bag.
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According to TMZ sources, a man named Brian Keith Jones admitted to owning the drugs and gun, and was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.
Late last night, Nelly released a statement about the incident. Check out what he said below:
“It is my understanding a member of my staff made an unfortunate decision to bring unlawful materials onto our tour bus that resulted in his arrest this morning, October 11th. Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these on board. Law enforcement officials in Sierra Blanca, Texas did not press charges against anyone other than that individual.”
The rapper was less diplomatic about the situation on his Twitter account? and roasted his “fam” for “jeopardizing his life.” Check out Nelly’s tweets below:
I can’t front, when I first heard about the story, I thought one of Nelly’s homeboys was covering for him – but after reading his tweets, I don’t know anymore. What do you think? Either way, hopefully Nelly helps his man out with a good lawyer. He’s going to need it.
Sidenote – It seems as if Nelly and Ashanti are still going strong. The rapper tweeted an invite to her birthday party, which he is hosting.
These two need to go ahead and make it official already. They could make tons of money and actually get hot again if they parlay their relationship into a reality show! Get that money Nelly and Ashanti!