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> Nelly Trivia
- 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.