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Nelly Has Harsh Words For Spelman Protesters, Rapper Says 'I Don't Have My Sister Today!'

Singersroom Sun, Aug 31, 2008 News, Hip Hop News
Nelly Has Harsh Words For Spelman Protesters, Rapper Says 'I Don't Have My Sister Today!'
Three years after a highly publicized protest at Spelman College, Nelly has issued a candid response to the group that protested his "Tip Drill" video at a bone marrow fundraiser.
 
"I come down there to teach people about leukemia and help benefit and try to help save lives and try to find a donor for my sister" says Nelly who recently discussed the death of his sister a year after the protest and how he really felt about the protest on Sirius Satellite Radio.
 
The platinum-selling rapper planned a bone-marrow drive for his sister at Spelman College in April of 2004, only to be cancelled after a group of students at the all-female college protested his appearance. When asked about the experience and the fact that he was down there to educate the community and to potentially find a donor for his sister, he says "instead of doing that and help and teaching our community about a bigger issue as far as healthcare, you want to have a three hour conversation about a f-king video. Now, where are our priorities in it? "
 
He went on to say: "Why didn't you take that same three hours and educate brothers and sisters up on leukemia and what I came down there for? Now the same fight you are fighting in 2005, are you fighting that today? Because I don't have my sister today! No, I don't have her today!"
 
A donor for his sister Jackie Donahue was never found, she died in 2005.

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