Nelly in 2022: Age, net worth + why Ashanti got into trouble dating him

ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 15: Nelly performs during the VEVO GO show presented by Vitamin Water at Blueberry Hill on October 15, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images for VEVO)

This year, Nelly celebrated his birthday with some good old-fashioned Motown fun.

In honor of his Grammy Award-winning rapper’s 48th spin around the sun, he celebrated his birthday on Halloween on Monday, killing two birds with one stone. According to HipHopDX, his birthday is on the 2nd, but he chose to celebrate it earlier.

Keeping with the Motown theme, Nelly dressed up as David Ruffin of the Temptations. At the same time, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, and Johnta Austin played the other members of the infamous group in the background.

The “Country Grammar” star took to Instagram to show off his signature look, complete with a slick perm and navy blue suit. He teased the massive birthday bash with a Save The Date flier for the event, which he and the legendary producers will host. Nelly’s lavish birthday bash comes after his ex-girlfriend, Ashanti, revealed that when she began dating the “Hot In Herre” rapper Irv Gotti refused to schedule studio time for her. According to an episode of Angie Martinez IRL, Gotti became irritated with the singer.

According to Wealthy Gorilla, Nelly has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of November 2022. Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., better known as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and businessman from Texas.

He began his musical career in 1993 with the Midwest hip-hop group St. Lunatics. Nelly’s musical career began in 2000 with the release of his debut album, ‘Country Grammar.’ Popular singles from the album included “Country Grammar,” “E.I.,” and “Ride Wit Me.” His album “Country Grammar” has sold over 8.4 million copies in the United States, making it his best-selling album.

Nellyville, one of his most popular and well-received studio albums, was released two years later. The album topped global music charts and sold millions of copies. In 2004, Nelly released his third studio album, “Sweat.”

The album received favorable reviews from music critics and debuted at the top of the US and international music charts. The following year, he played Earl Megget in the comedy film The Longest Yard. The film was a huge box-office success. His fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles was released the same year and was a huge success.

In 2010, he released his sixth studio album, 5.0, on the Universal Motown and Derrty Ent labels. “Just a Dream,” the album’s lead single, was hugely successful. A year later, he appeared on numerous television shows as a guest. Among the shows are ‘T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle’ and several episodes of ‘90210.’ His second mixtape, “Scorpio Season,” was released in 2012.