Update, 9:00 a.m.: We spoke with Jay E, producer of almost every song on Country Grammar and frequent Nelly collaborator. While he certainly isn't about to condone anyone's actions here, he is urging restraint. After all, none of us were there. He posted the following on his personal Facebook page yesterday afternoon and agreed to let us reprint it here: "For the people emailing, texting, and what nots about what info they got today. Please read... Maybe even read this twice...
|Nelly in happier times, performing in Kiener Plaza.|
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. - Matthew 7:1"
Update, 10/12: Nelly speaks: Via Twitter, obviously, since this is 2012. His take on his bodyguard's illegal substances, below.
Update, 3:15 p.m.: We've got calls and messages out to several people close to Nelly. So far there's been no response, but we'll let you know once we have something.
Update: We've got a statement from the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office -- it's below.
Nelly took his tour bus through Sierra Blanca, Texas last night. Probably a nice little town to make a stop unless you are carrying a shitload of contraband. Which, as it turns out, Nelly's bus was: Specifically, 36 bags of heroin, ten pounds of weed and a loaded .45 caliber pistol.
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