Spelman College, the Atlanta-based historically Black womens college, forced Nelly to cancel a bone marrow drive on the schools campus, because of the rappers portrayal of women.
The event, which was through his 4 Sho Kids foundation, sponsored the drive and Nelly was set to appear on the campus today (April 2), but many female students objected to his presence.
Campus officials noted that the student body and some officials expressed concern for the negative, overly sexualized videos in certain hip-hop videos. Many noted Nellys Tip Drill video as an example. In the video, Nelly and rappers like The St. Lunatics, David Banner and others indulge in sexual folly with strippers.
According to reports, Spelman and their male counterpart Morehouse were planning protests of Nelly and wanted to question him about his video, all of which prompted him to cancel the drive.
Spelman students are exploring other bone marrow drive options with the Red Cross. Nelly began his bone marrow drives after his sister was stricken with Leukemia.