Even though Nelly gave Donald Trump a shout out in 2000's “Country Grammar” , that was then. In a recent interview, he says the same probably wouldn't have happened in 2017.
“You know the thing about Donald Trump is that I liked Donald Trump, I did, I just don’t like Donald Trump as my president,” he said. “He (Trump) doesn’t surprise me as a person, he surprises me as a president because you don’t expect certain things, certain attitudes,” he went on.
Earlier this year, Nelly spoke out in support of some of the Patriots and their decision not to visit the White House after their supper bowl win. The rapper, who still is clearly not feeling the president, says he has no plans to stay at his hotels when he's on the road. “You know, I’m more or less mad at him because I can’t stay at his hotels now … I’ve been staying there for 15 years, and now you pull this?” he griped. “Get it together, homie!”