Nelly Accused of Abandoning St. Lunatics by Rapper Ali: “I Got Hustled” One of Nelly’s former group members is accusing him of not giving him credit for the work he did. According to Ali of the St Lunatics, Nelly was not the first choice option. Ali was offered a solo deal but chose to stay loyal to the group. When Nelly was offered a chance to go solo, he ran with it. Prior to Nelly leaving, Ali wrote a lot for the group, including Nelly When Nelly went solo Ali was told by Nelly’s new manager that Ali’s writing services would not be needed any longer. However, Ali continued to write for Nelly. Ali aired all of this out on Instagram and said he knew people would view the post as ‘childish.’ Ali said he got hustled but that you live and you learn. Has a friend ever hustled you? How did you handle it?