To advertise the show, VH1 released this statement:
“Growing up in St. Louis, MO, Nelly spent most of his childhood bouncing from home to home, sleeping on couches and changing schools with alarming regularity. The lack of parental supervision quickly led him to a life of crime. Years later, he joined a rap group called the St. Lunatics and finally found the family he’d been lacking. However, his loyalty to that family was tested when record labels came calling, saying, “We want you-not them.” With his group’s blessing, Nelly signed to Universal Records and released Country Grammar. The album sold nearly 10 million copies and forever changed the face of hip-hop. Since then, life has hardly been easy for Nelly. From a decline in album sales and controversial music videos to his best friend’s incarceration and his sister’s tragic death from leukemia, Nelly has battled plenty of demons.”
And with his sixth studio album, 5.0, in stores now, Nelly really opens up about his journey from St. Louis to rap superstardom on the episode slated to premiere Monday, March 7th at 10:00 PM EST.