Rapper Nelly has blasted reports he is battling a secret drug addiction and facing financial difficulties following sensational allegations made by a disgruntled former concert promoter.
The ex-business associate, known as Slim, recently claimed the Dilemma hitmaker had built up a huge gambling debt which could result in the foreclosure of his home in St. Louis, Missouri.
He also accused Nelly of using steroids to bulk up his physique and alleged the hip-hop star suffered from a cocaine problem, according to MediaTakeOut.com.
But Nelly, who recently released a workout Dvd, shot down the rumours in a series of posts on his Twitter.com page on Saturday (28May11), insisting he achieves his muscly look by eating healthily and hitting the gym.
He writes, "Don't nothing go in this body but fish, chicken, turkey, protein... The only people who say that is people who don't work out. Anyone who goes to the gym knows what Nelly is doing is nothing (sic)...
"I no some hoping that 4closure statement is tru but I'm sorry Epic Fail (sic)!"