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Nelly Shows off for TRL

MTV is celebrating Spankin' New Music this week, and Nelly helped to kick things off on Monday's TRL. Not only is Nelly showing off her new tunes dancing away on the TRL stage, but her new bangs as well. Make sure to tune in for the rest of this week's performances including JoJo on Wednesday, The Game on Thursday and Fergie on Friday.

To check out more about Spankin' New Music week, click here. More pictures of Nelly performing on TRL and hanging out outside Live with Regis and Kelly so


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pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I like her music, both old and new, and think she's cute.
aphrodite aphrodite 9 years
i would have never guessed that she started in hip-hop. i saw her perform her new song on SNL when she first came back and she was TERRIBLE. her clothes were so tight, she could barely sing. her heels were so tall, she could hardly dance. the lyrics were so stupid, i sat there staring at the TV with my jaw on the floor. i still can't believe how shiteous her new act is.
DulceSkye DulceSkye 9 years
I had no idea Nelly began in hip hop, so thanks for clearing that up for me. I'm happy now because it changes my whole sell out perceptive. I'm a big Nelly fan and I purchased each record she has released. I prefer her folksy songs to her hip-hop sound, but I enjoy her as an artist either way. And I agree...people didn't buy Nelly's second album, which I thought was fabulous. But they will buy more danceable stuff like the work she has released now. I'm very firm about what my daughter wears, listens to, watches or reads. I won't bend just because the rest of the world wants to be permissive. When I think she's old enough to understand a song like Promiscuous, then I will allow her to listen to it. For now, she can listen to Nelly's other stuff. She loves Nelly's spanish duets with Juanes, and some of the songs she sings in Portuguese. I'm not cutting her off from a great artist like Nelly completely, but I will be selective when it comes to strong subject matter.
1Knight 1Knight 9 years
Thank you MsRoyalTee for bringing out all the true points. You pretty much took the words out of my mouth. I am from Toronto myself...and Yes Nelly started own in the hiphop scene..so it bugs me when ppl keep saying she is selling out. She is not, that is actually her roots! The #2 thing that really bugs me is when ppl complain that the artists are selling out for sales. Well when she did the folk stuff, why didn't ppl buy it??....well duh, ppl want to buy the bad stuff. So if you don't want artists selling out, well then buy their album when they are all goody goody. Truth is we can fuss all we want, she is smiling to the bank, just compare the album sales. Nothing you say will change the fact that she is spluring her money from the hard work.
Faye16 Faye16 9 years
MsRoyalTee - when I say I wish she'd go back to her folk roots, I mean it, I bought Folklore and Woah Nelly as soon as they came out! I love her. I just think this new look and sound doesn't make her as special, I still like her new songs, but they lack the depth, originality and creativity that her other albums had.
Coley Coley 9 years
Not liking the hair but she is pretty. I'm glad she's done well.
MsRoyaLTee MsRoyaLTee 9 years
I don't know if you know Nelly's history but I'm from Canada and she gets alot of exposure up here. I know alot of people think that Nelly is selling out and not being true to her roots, but the truth is that Nelly actually started out in hip-hop. She was in a hip-hop duo called Nelstar before she was signed, and when she lived in Toronto she'd get gigs free-styling. The guy who signed her actually met her one night at a club when she was freestyling. So actually Nelly isn't selling out, but actually going back to her roots. And what about Nelly's 2nd ultra-folk CD Folklore? Everyone complains that she sold out and should go back to her folk roots, but when Nelly released her 2nd and very folky CD, NOBODY bought it (except me - and I think it's amazing, there are lots of standout tracks). I love Nelly and Loose and I wish people wouldn't bash her without at least hearing the whole story first. And I think you shouldn't turn off the radio when songs like Promiscuous come on - your child going to hear it anyway so you might as well let them hear it and talk to them about it. Loose is Nelly's best CD yet. Every song is infectious and it isn't just club beats but slow powerful songs like In God's Hands too. By the way I love her bangs and the belt - the earrings not so much.
babsee babsee 9 years
good luck trying to keep pop culture away from a pre-teen. i am more from the school of 'let them hear it or see it, but explain the point it makes, the image it sends out of the person doing it,and if that's the kind of image you want people to think of when it comes to you'. and make sure you have a strong foundation at home, so crap like this doesn't have an effect on your child. and i think it works, 'cause my 12 year old is disgusted that a woman would want to sing lyrics like that. i think if you try to censor things like music, it just makes them all the more curious, and THAT leads to teen-age trouble. now, lemme jump off this soapbox~ :)
teddybear teddybear 9 years
She is beautiful. I love her hair. Some of the pictures make her seem a little arrogant though.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
her CD is one of the few ones I can listen to all of the songs and enjoy them. It's really good.
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
She looks great after having her baby! She must have a great trainer..
DulceSkye DulceSkye 9 years
I love Nelly. Always have, always will. I do believe she has sold out, but it's very difficult to make good music as a woman, and have it be profitable. The same thing happened to Jewel. Her original music was awesome, but was it selling? Nope...not as much as a Christina or a Beyonce. I do wish that Nelly, Jewel, and others like them would stay true to their art, but maybe they've got bills to pay just like the rest of us. I don't like the subject of Promiscuous(sp?), ManEater, etc, but it is very danceable and great to work out to. As a parent, I don't allow my daughter to listen to those songs. If it turns up on the radio, the radio station gets switched or turned off. Nelly isn't responsible for my daughter's morality, I am. Nelly isn't a teenager, so I don't see her as an immediate role model for my child. I get more concerned when singers that are in their teens sing inappropriate songs because they are closer to my daughter's age. Does that make sense? LOL
highsociety1 highsociety1 9 years
Those bangs are horrendous! I hate this girl's voice ~ it just grates on me. It's all whiney and garbarled as if she's got some maple syrup in her throat or something.
WHATEVER-CHICK WHATEVER-CHICK 9 years
What an interesting face she has...She's very pretty in a not so common sort of way!
Hollygolitely Hollygolitely 9 years
Who's the baby's daddy? Was it someone in her band?
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Nelly is kicking ass at the moment....love the look and the attitude.
Savanna1 Savanna1 9 years
I like it all. I like her music before, and I like it now. It is WAY different from each other though. This is whats hot right now, so its probably just about the $$$money$$$. This is what sales.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Im not sure how I feel about her theses days.... She just did a big turn about and sure thats what sells records but what are you teaching ur little girl by dedicating an album called LOOSE to her? Not saying shes a bad mom, but in my head it doesnt add up
Faye16 Faye16 9 years
I don't like this look on her. I think she's gorgeous though, I wish she'd go back to her folk days!
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 9 years
She is looking kinda fly!!! When I first saw the pics I thought she was Penelope Cruz!!!
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 9 years
I don't like her new stuff at all.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
Love the song but then heard her sing live on some award show and it really was horrible! kinda makes u go hmmm...
tharightgurl4u tharightgurl4u 9 years
I know me too i didnt like Nellys old stuff but I love the direction of her new CD :)
stylish stylish 9 years
Not brazilian. She is from Canada. Her ethnicity is Portuegese.
Hollygolitely Hollygolitely 9 years
What? I'm not the only one who does not agree with the message of her new song? Thank goodness! When I saw the album sales I thought maybe I was being too sensitive. It disturbed me that she would call her song permiscuous and her album lose. She is from Brazil though, right? In Brazil sex is everywhere. The culture is very different. But, still. She is sending a horrible message out. I did not buy this album and I am glad other people feel the same disgust about it that I do.
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