When rapper Nelly burst onto the scene with Country Grammar back in 2000 and declared himself “hot sh*t” everyone jumped on board. Not just for his danceable beats, clever rhymes and then-atypical singsong swagger, but for that toned and tatted physique he’s proudly displayed for more than a decade of drool-worthy music videos from “E.I.” to “Just A Dream” (underwater Nelly can get it). So happy birthday, Nelly! Check out our gallery for proof of why ,even at nearly 40, he keeps making it hot in herre when he takes his clothes off.
And if you were wondering, getting yoked isn’t anything new for Cornell Haynes Jr. who grew up a baseball hotshot. He an earned MVP title as a shortstop during his time in the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association and got looks from the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite opting, instead, to sell millions of records, Nelly’s gym-rat regimen stayed in full affect. He even sold a fitness DVD as spoofed on his BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood.
One thing the “Get Like Me” rapper is not doing is just relying on his good genes or new age rejuvenation techniques to keep him looking youthful like his equally ageless friend and super producer Pharrell Williams. Nelly joked that Pharell gets a magic wand waved over him every once in a while. So if it’s not magic, must be the money. We don’t curr as long as Mr. “Hot In Herre” keeps letting it hang all out.