In a brief interview with MTV News, Nelly gave the backstory of inviting kidnap victim, Amanda Berry, onstage in Cleveland. Berry joined Nelly onstage during Cleveland's 2013 RoverFest Music Festival, which marked her first public appearance since the tragic incident. He insisted that this exchange was not something premeditated, but he was glad he could give her the opportunity. Nelly told MTV, "I just wanted Cleveland to know that we were proud of her and that the strength and the pulse of the city is built around the people." 

[via MTV News]

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