Rapper Nelly has been released without charge following his arrest after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus at the end of a concert near Seattle.
Police in Auburn said they arrested the artiste after a woman called emergency services to report a sex assault.
The singer strongly denies the allegations and tweeted that he was beyond shocked that he has been targeted with this false allegation.
Nelly is best known for his US number one hits Hot in Herre and Dilemma.
He last released a studio album in 2013.