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University Of Missouri Cancels Nelly Concert

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (CelebrityAccess) — In the wake of his arrest on suspicion of drug possession, Missouri State University has canceled a concert by rapper Nelly.

A press release from the university announced that the April 23rd show was a no-go, but did not stipulate a reason for the cancellation.

Nelly was arrested on Saturday after police reported smelling marijuana during a traffic stop of Nelly's tour bus. During a subsequent search, police reported finding methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a variety of handguns.

Nelly was released on $10,000 bond and later claimed to TMZ that the contraband did not belong to him.

"I feel the need to take responsibility for my choices in needing to be more aware of all the people I associate with and allow onto my property," Nelly told TMZ. "While my instinct of course, is to be accessible to my friends, fans and acquaintances, the last thing I would want to do is compromise the respect and admiration of my friends, family and fans."

Nelly has had similar issues in the past and in 2012, police in Texas discovered 10 pounds of marijuana, heroin and a loaded gun on his tour bus. – Staff Writers