Rap star Nelly set for MAD return

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No, it’s not Just a Dream, rap superstar Nelly is going MAD for it in Abu Dhabi once more. The musical icon will be taking centre stage at MAD next month, as part of a superb line-up of live shows, announced by the Yas Island superclub, for the next few weeks.

The award-winning performer, who has also proven a star of the screen, as well as stage, after starring alongside Chris Rock and Adam Sandler in The Longest Yard and appearing in US ratings winner CSI: New York, will be doing what he does best during his eagerly awaited date at the glamour spot on Friday May 5. Nelly has sold tens of millions of records during an incredible career spanning nearly 25 years, and is no stranger to the UAE after previously taking to the mic at MAD last year and being part of the city’s super-cool F1 weekend celebrations in the past, too.

Nelly’s return comes hot on the heels of gigs by fellow American chart-topper Jason Derulo and Jay Sean at MAD last week, with fellow Stateside acts Meek Mill and Ameriie (pictured above) at the venue as part of the URBN anniversary this Friday. Las Vegas Resident DJ of The Year and platinum-selling artist Lil Jon will also be in action on Friday May 19.

Looks like it’s time to make a mad dash for the island again.
Free. Fri May 5, 11pm-3.30am. MAD, Yas Island (055 834 6262).

By Christopher Maxwell
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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