Hip-hop artist Nelly, best known for his 2002 climate change anthem "Hot in Herre," was arrested in Tennessee on felony drug charges yesterday, thus confirming the St. Lunatic's continued existence well into the current decade.
According to the Associated Press, state troopers searched the rapper's tour bus after smelling marijuana during a routine traffic stop Saturday morning, finding meth, "numerous" handguns and a small amount of weed. From The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security:
The troopers discovered in the sleeper area a plastic bag that contained five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Further investigation revealed approximately 100 small Ziploc bags that are commonly associated with the sale of narcotics and numerous handguns, including a gold-plated 50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a 45-caliber [Taurus] pistol, and a 500 magnum Smith and Wesson.
The 40-year-old shirt-shirker born Cornell Haynes has been charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Already out on a $10,000 bond, Haynes is due back in court this June to explain why he does live this way.