As we all know, huge stars need to put on sunglasses, a hat, and baggy clothes, even if it’s in the evening, just to head on down to the store without getting noticed. All rapper Nelly needs to do is shut his mouth up and take off his trademark Band-Aid from his cheek.
When asked if he can still go to the mall unbothered, Nelly tells a reporter “Probably not the mall. But yeah, I just put a hat on and I’m fine. I still go to the same clubs as everybody else, I stop by the same fast food joints as everybody else. If I don’t have the Band-Aid on, people will say, ‘You look just like Nelly.’ But when I open my mouth to talk, they’ll spot the gold teeth. But really until then, I can just walk around like a regular fellah.”
Meanwhile, when rapper Nelly was coming up with a song for N’Sync’s Justin Timberlake to duet with him, he said a pop ditty about “diamond rings and chains and cars” just wasn’t going to cut it.
“The thing is, for me, I was trying to keep Justin realistic and believable. I don’t want Justin singing about my ‘hood or about diamond rings and chains and cars because that wouldn’t be believable, now would it. I wanted something he and I could feel comfortable with, and what better than singing about the girlies?” explains Nelly.