Akon has come to the defense of Nelly after the rapper was accused of rape.
Nelly was arrested early Saturday after a 21-year-old victim claimed the rapper raped her on his tour bus without a condom. According to TMZ, the rapper offered her money, but when the woman refused he kicked her off the tour bus as one of the women in his entourage threw $100 at her.
Akon, however, believes that the woman accusing Nelly of rape is just after money. The singer told TMZ that it was either a case of mistaken identity or the woman has sinister plans.
"“He’s [Nelly] an amazing person, man. I just know how scary these situations can be. I’m almost 100 percent positive he’s innocent," Akon told paparrazi when asked about the situation.
"Often times those are the situations that you have to be mindful of anyway, because people like us are licks for these girls now," he added. "We are targets on every level. Half the time, they’ll set up a charge just for us to settle out. Just so we don’t deal with the embarrassment and go through the process of fighting it. Once you get that stigma, it’s on you whether you are guilty or not."
The investigation into the accusation is still pending.