The fallout between the former friends is playing out on social media and in interviews.
Nelly Responds To Ali Accusing Him Of Hustling The St. Lunatics Nelly Responds To Ali Accusing Him Of Hustling The St. Lunatics By : Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)/ Categories : News/ February 4, 2021 The fallout between the former friends is playing out on social media and in interviews. (AllHipHop News) At one point two decades ago, Nelly and the St. Lunatics were one of the hottest acts in the music industry. The collective scored a Platinum-certified project with 2001s Free City , but Nelly was the clear breakout star with four #1 Hot 100 hits. Self-described St. Lunatics founder Ali took to Instagram to share some of his thoughts about the groups creation and separation. In a lengthy post, the 47-year-old Heavy Starch album creator claimed Nelly hustled the rest of the members. Ali posted: Them: Ali, youre being childish.., why are you putting it on social media Ali, Nellys not saying anything hes staying positive. Me: Nah, hes just the type to throw a rock and hide his hand!! I throw mine and say yeah I did it. Nelly: The Original hustlers since day oneKNOW THAT ALWAYS!! This is PERFECT because Ive been explaining to Murph, Kyjuan and Slo that this was the ORIGINAL Hustle They heard me talking yet didnt quite understand..this officially connected the dots. 1993 I started the Group, taught them how to Rhyme, from writing to teaching them what 16 bars was & how to count bars.. Fast forward 1997: I make a record (gimme what you got) The label that we were wit didnt want Nelly on the song I fought nah are yall crazy, this kid is dope and they kept him on the song..(Nellys verse was . After the success of *gimme me what you got* two hustlers big Mel & Crow Came and offered me a big bag of money to sign with them!! I said sure and plus my group would love it they said no not the group we only want you I said well now, I appreciate it but we come as a package. Fast forward 1999: Ma$e Manager at the time (Cudda) was introduced to us and he immediately started separating the group. He wanted Nelly and City Spud. They left with Cudda (went to Harlem).. The separation became The reality They had left!!! We (The rest of the group) felt HUSTLED. we were *1 until, The opportunity was presented to be * ..they hustled us!! Fast forward Universal record signs Nelly: Nelly has his manager (my bf @stltluv ). call me and he said: Nelly said he doesnt NEED YOU to help him write. So you need me to get you here, but now that youre here .I dont need you anymore I said ok, Ill stay here and I wont help him write!! Some kind of way I ended up going I ended up helping him write but got no credit!! Wow!! I got hustled!! .. Now..go back and listen to the video The ORIGINAL hustlers . bravo, I cant be mad Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me!! You live and you learn. The Deposition. After Alis IG rant, Nelly made an appearance on the What Up Doe radio show to address his former friends claims. Nelly said, in part: Theres three people in this group thats been a lunatic since day one: Nelly, Kyjuan, and City We all went to school together. Alright? Cool. When we first started the Lunatics, Ali was not in this group. Stop me when Im lying Ali started off as a manager When they said the Lunatics did all the legwork and talent shows and all of that, that was us. He didnt do that. When we was going around town making a name for ourselves performing at the talent shows, at colleges, that was us. That wasnt Ali. Ali did not perform with us. Either he thought he was too good or he didnt perform with us. Either way, he did not perform with us. Just factuals. Actual factuals. According to the Country Grammar hitmaker, the original St. Lunatics were discovered by representatives of Jive Records at a talent showcase. Nelly says Ali did not officially join the group until they were offered studio time by the local D2 production company because of Jives interest in signing the trio. Nelly also went into detail about Ali and the rest of the St Lunatics allegedly signing a contract, without Nellys knowledge, in order to get Gimme What U Got released. Nelly then said he refused to sign with D2 before reading the paperwork, implying Ali did not read his contract before committing to the deal. Listen to wat up doe on Spreaker. Ali then returned to Instagram to offer a response to Nellys interview. He wrote: Let me just show you the LIE. ok this Nelly talking about the Country Grammar 20th anniversary concert. In the interview hes saying how he had plans on bringing the whole group back together(thats a LIE, I begged him back in February to please bring the group back.. he said that isnt what I want to do) Also hes in the interview same interview he said even bring Ali back.. Bring Ali back?!? Youre acting like you had options.. ,this BIG BRAH !! I have been leaving you on read !! Or hit you with the dont act like that !! I LEFT. you didnt send me off!! How can you send me this is MY GROU