Rapper Nelly says he was ‘naïve’ to let his daughter Chanell, now 17, watch him sell drugs when she was a baby. Can you say, understatement of the year??
Nelly, who fathered Chanell when he was just 19, makes the confession in a new interview for VH1’s Behind The Music, describing how he dealt drugs to support his family before finding fame.
He says, “Sometimes I would ride with my daughter in the car to go make transactions. A couple of times me, her and my baby mother would be in the car and you know we would kind of be riding dirty. So like I said, again man, I was very naïve.”
And Charlie Sheen’s accused of being a bad dad!
Thankfully Nelly cleaned up his act, after his music career began to take off — pleasing his own mom, Rhonda, in the process.
She tells the VH1 show, “When he told me that he’s not gonna sling anymore, that was the greatest gift he’s ever given me. So now, I don’t have to worry now about getting that phone call at two thirty in the morning telling me my child dead somewhere. Or locked up somewhere. I was at peace then. I can, I can go to sleep now.”