Twitter has been giving many Hip-Hop artists their just due lately. Up next is THE LOU’s own, Cornell Haynes, better known as Nelly.
If you woke up and wondered why Nelly was trending in the first place, don’t worry he didn’t do anything ridiculous. Instead, fans are taking a moment to give the rapper his flowers and deservingly so after a Twitter user posted a tweet focusing on the St Louis native’s good looks.
While the ladies are currently grinding in their seats lusting about the leader of the St. Lunatics, some are using the fact he is trending to remind those who don’t know Nelly’s rise Hip-Hop stardom was something to marvel at. Nelly took the world by storm with his now-certified Diamond album Country Grammar that got a huge boost thanks to its lead single of the same name and its gangster spin on Traditional Folk’s kid-friendly jam “Down Down Baby.” Nelly made sure to keep the same energy with his other singles off his debut album like “E.I.” and “Ride With Me.”
But his success didn’t stop there, and he proved that the sophomore jinx didn’t apply to him with his follow up album, 2002’s Nellyville, which featured the smash hits “Hot In Herre,” “Air Force Ones” — which some people boldly claim put the kicks on the map — that’s up for debate and, of course, his duet with Kelly Rowland, “Dilemma.” He would also release a double album in 2004 called Sweatsuit, Brassknuckles in 2008, and M.O. in 2013.
Now, regardless of how you feel when it comes to Nelly’s lyrical prowess, there is definitely a strong argument for his place in the pantheon of Hip-Hop artists who have made a significant impact on the genre.
You can peep more lusty reactions to Nelly’s looks and tweets, blessing him with his props for his storied Hip-Hop career in the gallery below.
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Country Grammar’s impact on the culture is not up for debate.
This song slapped but it definitely didn’t help race relations at all.
Yeah, this is still mindboggling lol.
The thirst is real.
The song slapped, but ummmmm, when it comes to him making the Air Force 1 popular, that is definitely false. He did add to the popularity.
We’re always here for great use of Rickey Thompson memes.
You had to be there for the moment when this song rang off in the clubs.
More lusty tweets.