Students at Missouri State University won’t be seeing Nelly in concert next week.
Days after the rapper was arrested in Tenessee for suspicion of drug possession, the school – in the rapper’s home state – has canceled the show.
The multi-platinum selling recording artist was slated to headline the MSU Student Activity Council’s “Big Spring Concert” April 23.
In a statement released by the university, the school “apologizes for the inconvenience” and claims it will offer full refunds to ticket-holders.
Nelly, who’s real name is Cornell Haynes, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia Saturday (April 11). He was later released from Tennessee’s Putnam County jail on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 19.
Missouri State issued the following statement:
The Nelly concert scheduled for April 23, 2015, which was to be held at the JQH Arena, has been canceled.
Missouri State apologizes for the inconvenience. Tickets purchased via credit card will be refunded automatically to the original purchaser. Tickets purchased via check or cash will have a check issued to the original purchaser. Please note that refunds will be issued to original purchasers only and any ticket holder that acquired tickets through a secondary ticketing opportunity will not be refunded directly by the university.
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