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Nelly

Sued by American Express

for Credit Card Debt

12/24/2011 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Nelly ran up a $20,403.64 credit card bill with American Express -- which seems totally reasonable for a big name rap star. Just one problem ... AMEX says he never paid it!

The credit card company filed a lawsuit against Nelly (real name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr) in Missouri back in October to try and get their money back (plus another $3,000 in attorney's fees). So far though, they claim Nelly has refused to pay what he owes.

A court hearing is scheduled for January 9. Calls to Nelly's camp were not returned.

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1.

big al    

Um, thats because hes broke. There were rumors that he borrowed 10 grand from Ashanti & never paid it back & now this. Foreclosure will soon follow if this guy doesn't make another hit record. Highly unlikely though considering hes a terrible artist (& i use the term loosely) whose prime has long passed. Unfortunately the lavish lifestyle of these rappers often lead to financial ruin. I gotta say it sure is fun to read about, though.

1037 days ago
2.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

Linds never pays ANY of her debts, yet the credit keeps getting extended to her, so why would anyone else feel the need to pay?

1037 days ago
3.

ray    

now THAT'S funny, not unexpected, but funny

1037 days ago
4.

LindaJay    

You look at these people and you think they got good sense. (That's if the story is true). Others, take note, this will be your face sitting up here next, bank on it.

1037 days ago
5.

John    

I feel bad for the guy. He can't pick up a quick million posing for Playboy.

1037 days ago
6.

BigTim    

Typical.

1037 days ago
7.

Emilio    

Well his career has gone down the drain as well as the clothing line Apple Bottoms...who wears that cr@p?...He hasn't had a hit in what?... 10 years now?

1037 days ago
8.

Tyler    

You would think he has that kind of money. What the hell did he do with the ( probably MILLIONS) money when he was still relevant!?

1037 days ago
9.

Throwback kid    

A brotha has to have his bling! just chill American Express, you'll get paid when you get paid

1037 days ago
10.

prose    

Come on Harvey, throw homeboy a bone.

Read the AMEX contract. There's an arbitration clause in that bad boy.

Invoke it and get the case out of court and into arbitration.

Let AMEX spend $75k trying to collect $20k.

1037 days ago
11.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

...Cause that rat ain't got no cheddar!

1037 days ago
12.

.    

i dont feel so bad, im not a celeb and i owe amex 13 k, **** em

1037 days ago
13.

willie1    

Another sad rapper that blew the change in strip joints

1037 days ago
14.

LAWRENCE    

Maybe they can make him a deal. Take those horrible ESPN commercials between timeouts at the bowl games away and they let him off the hook. Hell, I may even pay his bill if he agrees to that.

1037 days ago
15.

Coco Chanel     

He's BROKE! Pay up!

1036 days ago
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