Two days before we mourn The Notorious B.I.G. for the 14th time, a rapper who took over the airwaves two years after Big passed will be the subject of VH1’s Behind The Music.
Behind the Music: Nelly will take a look at his childhood, rise to fame, the trials and tribulations of his businesses outside of Hip Hop, his acting career, and the decline of record sales. While Nelly’s first two albums nearly sold for a combined 15 million copies, his latest sold just 63,000 in the first week.
The St. Lunatic will also go on record for the very first time about his relationship with Ashanti and the death of his sister Jackie, who passed away after battling Leukemia.
Nelly joins the likes of Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Eve, DMX, LL Cool J, MC Hammer, Public Enemy, Diddy, and Ice-T of those who’ve been profiled on Behind The Music.
Behind the Music: Nelly will air March 7.
UPDATE: VH1 provided press with some quotes from Nelly’s March 7 Behind The Music special. Within the program, the St. Louis, Missouri rapper touched upon something not often known about the multi-platinum artist – his time selling drugs.
“I was slinging whatever I could get my hands on. Whether it was chronic, whether it was crack,” Nelly says in the program. “Sometimes I would ride with my daughter in the car to go make transactions. A couple of times me, her and my baby mother would be in the car and you know we would kind of be riding dirty. So like I said, again man, I was very naïve.”
The full episode airs Monday, March 7th at 10pm. EST