Try Not To Cringe At These Awkward Empty Concerts Hosted By Music’s Biggest Names

Sara | August 19, 2019 8:57 am

Nelly Tries To Support Troops In Iraq

Nelly during Z100's Jingle Ball 2002
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In 2015, Nelly traveled all the way to Iraq as an attempt to support the troops fighting ISIS. There’s no word on whether or not the concert was private or public, but virtually no one attended. Still, Nelly was a class act about it.

“I’m honored that this country has basically paid attention to Nelly. Everybody has been so gracious, and the hospitality has been first class. How could you not want to come back to a place where people show you so much gratitude, and they’re happy to have you,” he said.