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that body, though.

In a recent interview with Huffington Post, Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr better known as Nelly is still expressing some ill feelings against Spelman College’s boycott of his 2004 bone marrow drive on the campus due to his sexually explicit “Tip Drill” video. The bone marrow drive was to support his sister, Jacqueline Donahue, who died in 2005.

“The Spelman thing, the only thing I feel I would’ve did different is kick somebody’s ass…that’s just how it felt to me, Pimp,” he said to host Marc Lamont Hill. “I don’t have my sister. And I doubt it if half of those girls are still campaigning for what they quote, unquote took advantage for that opportunity for.”

“You [protesters] robbed me of a opportunity. Unfairly, my brother. Because we could’ve still had your conversation after I got my opportunity, but it could’ve been somebody that was coming to that bone marrow drive that day, that was possibly a match for my sister. That didn’t come because of that…”

Check out more of Nelly’s candid interview at HuffPost Live HERE.

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  • Trina

    YES!! You are correct. Smart comment!

  • Trina

    He had more bone marrow drives in other cities, none of which were protested. They didnt mix politics with saving a life at the other drives.

  • glory

    He has every right to feel upset that his sister is gone, and it’s understandable that he directs some of those feelings of anger toward the protesters, because he’s a human being and doesn’t have to be perfect. But it is MISPLACED anger, though. Those girls didn’t make his sister sick. Those girls didn’t say he couldn’t come to their school – he CHOSE not to come because he was too proud to be humble enough to have a conversation about his video. Those girls wound up having their own bone marrow drive without him. THEY STILL DONATED BONE MARROW. He can’t even blame this controversy for failing to save his sister, seeing as how there were still donors. Who knows how many people were helped by Spelman’s bone marrow drive? And if not for the Spelmanites who insisted on having it after he selfishly pulled his involvement away, those recipients might not have been helped. What’s really disturbing is that his current comments seem to revolve around him. “My opportunity,” “how it felt to me,” “my sister,” me, me, me. His grief for his sister is understandable, but to this day, he is being selfish and illogical about his OWN choices and actions. He needs to grow up. What a disappointment. And for those of you saying the the women in the videos are responsible for themselves, etc.: maybe that’s one of the points that Nelly could have discussed with the Spelman ladies, if only his ego would have gotten out of the way enough to let him show up and have that discussion as the ladies requested.