Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Rapper Nelly Is to Perform in Saudi Arabia, but Only Men Are Allowed to Attend

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Rapper Nelly Is to Perform in Saudi Arabia, but Only Men Are Allowed to Attend

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Nelly set to play Saudi Arabia, but only male fans can attend

St. Louis rapper Nelly, famous for songs such as "Hot in Herre," will visit Saudi Arabia next month for a concert in Jiddah with Algerian singer Cheb Khaled.

The Dec. 14 concert will be a big event for a country where, until recently, public music performances were heavily restricted. But tickets to the event, which cost as much as $120, are available only to male attendees.

Some female fans complained about being excluded from the Grammy Award winner's concert. Others have pointed out that Nelly was recently accused of sexual assault, though the rapper was never charged.

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