Nelly recently sat down and came clean about his past issues with Eminem, during the start of his career in the early 2000's, admitting the short-lived beef came from a misunderstanding. Nelly says he was very open to beefs back then.
"[Me and Em, it was] a misunderstanding. Me being young in the game. Somebody said something that said something, and I reacted to it. Being young to the game and being real influential, and not checking to see if that's what it was – which it wasn't. But me, being from St. Louis. Hothead. Young kid. I got kicked out of four schools for fighting. I was just like [to Eminem], 'What? Who? What'chu talking about?' Coming in at that time with Country Grammar, you're getting a lot of [beef], you know what I'm saying? But what people don't understand is that when I made Country Grammar, that sh*t was gangster! I was coming 'down down, baby/Your street in a Range Rover/With a street sweeper, baby/Cocked, ready to let it go.' You know what I'm saying? I didn't change that record. The label changed that record to 'boom boom/ahn ahn.'" (All Hip Hop)
Nelly – Footage (Speaks On Low Sales Of 5.0)