Nelly is beloved by many except for some in Kootenai County, Idaho who don't want him to perform at their state fair.
Kootenai County are not happy. The community expressed concerns in an email chain titled Whoa Nelly where they felt appalled by the actions of the fair board in selecting rapper entertainment for the fair. The COVID-19 pandemic caused financial issues for the North Idaho Fair Board, and they needed to combat that. Residents feel Nellys addition to the fair erases traditional values in favor of getting coin from out-of-state visitors. Perhaps the North Idaho Fair Board has already made enough money on ticket sales to the denizens of Seattle and Portland to ignore any boycott attempt, one person wrote in the email thread. Collecting money through ticket sales to people who live in CHAZ and CHOP might just help us get past the financial difficulties of the last year but is that what we are willing to sell our cultural souls for? View this post on Instagram Another person added, We are not oldsters that deny changing times. We are serious, responsible citizens with moral character who recognize filth and the increasing depravity of our youth stimulated when we see it. Nelly is no Elvis Presley. Nellys 2002 hit Pimp Juice was also discussed in the email. Residents feel the message in the song is not something Kootenai County wants to celebrate. Please think about the message he is sendingmake him go to Portland/Seattle where he will be welcomed, not Idaho, residents wrote in the email.