Performer arrested yesterday after massive drug bust on tour bus

Rapper Nelly- real name Cornell Hayes- was arrested and detailed by police in Tennessee after state troopers discovered narcotics and an array of handguns on the singer's tour bus yesterday morning.

According to the Associated Press, the star's bus came to police attention after it was spotted without the necessary US Department of Transportation sticker.

Having carried out a search of the vehicle, police discovered marijuana, methamphetamine and other assorted paraphernalia associated with illegal drug use.

Having been charged with felony possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, the Hot in Herre singer was bailed out of Putnam County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

Commenting on the star's arrest, Nelly's lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, said he "was extremely confident that when the facts come out, Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered."

Implying that the illegal items were not that of his clients, Rosenblum went on to state: "There had been 15 to 20 people that had access to the bus prior to the stop."

The 40-year-old performer is scheduled to appear in court on June 19th.