Shantel Jackson is standing by her man, Nelly, amid new rape allegations.
Earlier this week, the St. Louis rapper was arrested after a woman claimed he forced her to have sex without a condom while on his tour bus. And while Nelly is calling bs on the claims, his boo thang is right by his side.
On Tuesday morning, Shantel shared a black and white snapshot on Instagram of her snuggled up to the 42-year-old. In the photo, Miss Jackson appears to be sitting on Nelly’s lap while he puts is lips against her cheek.
The rapper’s longtime girlfriend stamped the photo with a scorpio and leo sign.
Many fans praised the model for holding her man down, others, however, blasted Jackson for being aware of possible infidelities. “She probably knows he smashed though ….kinda of makes her look foolish. I hope for the best for Nelly,” one person wrote.
Someone else commented, “Sis he did f*ck but didnt rape so he cheated.”
Following the arrest, Nelly released a statement that read:
“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”
He added, “I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation.”
The rapper concluded, “I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated. And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you.”