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Nelly’s 5th Annual Black and White Ball

Nelly’s Black and White Ball is an annual charity event, in which Nelly awards students with scholarships to Lindenwood University.  This year the event was held at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis on December 19, 2010.  Music industry celebrities and St Louis glitterati celebrated in style at this formal gala.

Rumors have been rampantly circulating for months about the possibility of Nelly and Ashanti becoming a couple again, and while we have no formal confirmation of that, they were together for this event, which lead up to a racy dance Ashanti did for Nelly on stage while singing “If I Was Your Girlfriend”.

The invitation-only event started with a formal dinner where Nelly took to the stage to thank the event’s sponsors and supporters, and he announced that two students would be the recipients of full four-year scholarships.  Ashanti arrived fashionably late and joined him at the head dinner table (trouble with her dress was reported to be the reason for her delay).  A performance by Quick Change dancing musicians wowed the crowd after dinner.  The night also included a special performance by DMC (of Run DMC), dancing, DJ’ing by DJ Charlie Chan and producer Jermaine Dupri, and of course performances by Nelly and Ashanti…and more dancing.

Nelly and Ashanti

Nelly and Ashanti. Photo Credit : © Angie Knost.

St. Lunatic Murphy Lee and Wife Seven Lee.

St. Lunatic Murphy Lee and Wife Seven Lee. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost

Producer/Rapper/Songwriter Jermaine Dupri. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost

City Spud

City Spud of the St Lunatics. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost


St Lunatic Kyjuan Cleveland and Asia Cleveland. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost.


Ali of St Lunatics and Guest. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost.


Darryl "DMC" McDaniels. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost.

Tony Davis

Manager Tony Davis and Family. Photo Credit: ©Angie Knost.

Veronica "Mousie" Haley of Derrty Entertainment. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost

Chocolate Tai and Guest. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost

Bill DeWitt, StL Cardinals Owner, and Wife Ira DeWitt, CEO of Notifi Records. Photo Credit: ©Angie Knost

Joe Edwards

Civic Leader Joe Edwards and Guest. Photo Credit: ©Angie Knost

Ray Harman

Riverfront Times Founder Ray Hartman and Guest. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost


DMC On Stage. Photo Credit: © Angie Knost


Nelly. Photo Credit: ©Angie Knost.

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