Woman pulls Nelly off stage in California

American rapper Nelly

Nelly was yanked into the crowd during his concert on Saturday.

The Dilemma hitmaker was keen to get up close and personal with his fans during his gig at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage in California over the weekend, when he wandered to the edge of the stage to touch their hands.

However, he soon regretted his decision when a woman pulled him down towards her, causing him to crash into the barricades on the floor.

According to TMZ, the 45-year-old singer was fuming at first but soon realised that the unidentified woman had just done it out of love rather than malice.

When he got back on stage, Nelly said: “You can’t pull me, shorty. I appreciate it — but I’m on the edge of the stage. If you pull me, I ain’t got nowhere to go!”

And, although the security team was ready to remove the woman, Nelly allowed her to stay.