Rapper Nelly has been arrested after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus following a concert near Seattle.
Police said they arrested the artist after a woman called emergency services to report a sex assault.
The singer strongly denies the allegations and has now been released.
Nelly tweeted "I have not been charged... therefore no bail was required,".
"I was released, pending further investigation."
42-year-old, Nelly is currently on tour with the Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line
The singer tweeted that he was "beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation".
"I am completely innocent," he said. "I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation."ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.