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Nelly Calls Out Spelman Protestors, Tying Them To His Sister’s Death

Published On November 17, 2013 | By Jonathan | MUSIC, NEWS, VIDEOS

Nelly stated in a recent interview that the women at Spelman College are partly responsible for his sister’s death.

In 2004, the rapper attempted to hold a bone marrow drive to support his sister, Jaqueline Donahue who was dying of leukemia, but was protested by the women on Spelman College because of the extreme sexism in his “Tip Drill” music video. People have seemed to forget about this protest and Nelly has not talked about it much until a recent interview with Huffington post where he stated,

“The Spelman thing, the only thing I feel I would’ve did different is kick somebody’s ass…that’s just how it felt to me, Pimp,” he stated. “I don’t have my sister. And I doubt it if half of those girls are still campaigning for what they quote, unquote took advantage for that opportunity for.”
“You [protesters] robbed me of a opportunity. Unfairly, my brother. Because we could’ve still had your conversation after I got my opportunity, but it could’ve been somebody that was coming to that bone marrow drive that day, that was possibly a match for my sister. That didn’t come because of that…”

Nelly followed up by pointing out the hypocrisy of the protesters, “You’re not even probably protesting right now and half of y’all that was protesting, is probably in them clubs, dancing to them songs on the weekend that your protesting about”.

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  • nikki

    i agree 100%

  • Kim

    FYI that bone marrow drive did happen. It was postponed for a few days, while Spelman found different financial backing because Nelly pulled out. Almost 400 women come to the drive and donated the only thing that was actually cancelled was the concert. He lost his sister, I understand that hes upset.