On Friday, March 13, St. Louis rapper Nelly became the first American musician to perform in the Kurdish capital of Erbil in the ancient city's entire 8,000 year history. The U.S. has been facing ongoing criticism from the Kurds in the region for its lack of assistance during their ongoing war with ISIS. The Kurds are in dire need of financial support as well as weapons to deal with the daily attacks they're suffering at the hands of the Islamic State.
Erin Kinsella "Going down down baby, Kurdistan in a Range Rover...."
Enter Nelly, secret weapon of the United States. While the Saintliest of Lunatics may not have come loaded with the street-sweepers that the Kurds were hoping for, he did show up to party.More »