Cornell Haynes, Jr. (November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name Nelly, is a rapper, singer, actor and entrepreneur. He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly made his solo debut in 2000 with Country Grammar, the title track of which was a top ten hit. With his following albums, Nellyville (2002) and the same-day dual release Sweat (album) and Suit (album) (2004) and compilation Sweatsuit (2006), Nelly continued to generate many chart-topping hits. He won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and starred in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.

Nelly has two clothing lines, Vokal and Applebottoms.

The GRILLZ singer has a collection of tattoos including the word "lunatic" above his navel, a heart on his chest, and five playing cards and dice on his right arm. He recently added tribal-symbol tattoos on his left arm and neck and also decided to add the iconic name of Moses for inspiration. Nelly explains, "I've got the name Moses on my inner right arm. I can relate to this story, as far as leading people out. "That's how my boys (the ST LUNATICS) and I felt about the St Louis music scene. "(When we hit it big) we felt like we were leading some of the top musical talent out of there, on to broader horizons."

Want to find out what just a few of NELLY's tattoo designs & symbols mean?
Check out: Script Tattoos, Heart Tattoos, Dice Tattoos, Playing Card Tattoos, Tribal Tattoos.