International rap icon Nelly was arrested early this morning on charges of second degree rape according to law enforcement officials.
There has been no indication that Nelly was released from custody according to TMZ, so it appears he is still in jail.
Nelly is currently on tour in Washington, and was scheduled to perform Saturday night before he was picked up by the cops.
The details of the alleged assault, including Nelly’s version of the events are unclear at this time, but the woman has accused Nelly of raping her at some point early this morning, and the cops were convinced enough to charge him on the spot.
More on this story as it develops.