Nelly Trivia

  • Nelly
    • Famous as : Rapper
    • Birth Name : Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
    • Birth Date : November 02, 1974
    • Birth Place : Austin, Texas, USA
    • Spouse : -
    • Claim to Fame : Album "Country Grammar" (2000)


  • Was hired as the new spokesmodel for Sean John underwear line (July 2008).
  • Helped his sister, Jackie Donahue, to begin the Jes Us 4 Jackie campaign to raise awareness of the need for more bone marrow and blood stem cell donors.
  • While attending the 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas, he had more than $US1 million in jewelry stolen from his hotel room.
  • Takes part in the "Got Milk?" ad campaign.
  • Has three tattoos: "Lunatic" above his navel, a human heart appearing to emerge from his chest (upper left chest), and five playing cards and dice on his right arm.
  • Becomes the first rap artist ever to release two new albums simultaneously, "Sweat" and "Suit" (2004).
  • Inked a deal with a South African holding company, Mojalife, to have his Vokal, Apple Bottom Jeans and "Pimpjuice" sports drink rolled out in Africa (May 2007).
  • Part-owner of the NBA's expansion Charlotte Bobcats.
  • Started two new trends among his fans: wearing sports jerseys backward and wearing a Band-Aid on either cheek.
  • Always wears clothing bearing the logos of St. Louis' sports teams.
  • Attended the same high school as actor Edgar L. Davis and Disney animator Marlon West.
  • Her older sister Jacqueline Donahue (35) died of leukemia in March 2005.
  • Nelly and his company, Team Lunatics, have launched a carbonated energy beverage called "Pimp Juice" dubbed after his hit song of the same name.
  • His trademark hand gesture is an L, stands for "Lunatics," formed with one or both hands.
  • His trademark chants include "E.I., E.I.!" which means "Yes, bring it on!"; and "Uh-oh, uh-oh!"
  • Nelly once dreamt of playing pro baseball.
  • In high school he formed a group called St. Lunatics, consisted of him and some of his friends, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Slo Down, City Spud, and Ali.
  • In 2005, ministers from 20 churches have banded together to protest Nelly's performance at Arkansas State University on March 12, saying they do not want his negative message in their town.
  • He has his own clothing line, "Vokal".
  • In 2001, he performed "Walk This Way" with Aerosmith and 'NSync at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.