Hip-hop star Nelly is selling off a range of bejewelled items to raise more
cash for leukaemia sufferers.
The HOT IN HERRE rapper, who recently announced plans to auction off two
Pimp Juice promotional vehicles for the same cause, has joined forces with
upscale designer JUDITH LEIBER to create a range of accessories to be auctioned
(05MAY05) in New York City.
Nelly, real name CORNELL HAYNES, says, "All of the proceeds go to my
non-profit organisation. They made a HELLO KITTY bag. It retails at $125,000
(GBP65,789) and is all diamonds.
"We actually have an opening bid of $50,000 from Russell Simmons and
Kimora Lee. All the money goes to charity."
As well as fighting leukaemia, the cash raised tonight will also go
towards the education of inner-city youths.
The rapper's sister, JACKIE DONAHUE, passed away on 24 March (05) after a
long battle with the disease.