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Nelly’s DWTS Shoes Auctioned For “The Teen Project”

After coming in third place on Season 29th of Dancing With The Stars, Hip Hop artist Nelly will auction off his dance shoes where money raise will go to The Teen Project.

The Teen Project provides healing and hope to young woman who have survived human trafficking. The nonprofit organization provides provide drug treatment at no cost to eligible recipients through the support of County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) and gracious donors. More info here.

Nelly's DWTS Shoes Auctioned For The Teen Project
Nelly (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

Over the past few months, Nelly has been a major advocate for the organization helping to raise $820K in 2020.


During his time competing on DWTS, Nelly’s sneaker style shoes were one of the highlights of his performances. Shoes were customize by Dominic Ciambrone of thesuregeon.com.

Of course who can forget nelly dancing and rapping to Tupac Shakur’s California Love. Nelly choose Tupac for his icon on DWTS Icon Night special. “He was multi-talented,” Nelly said before he hit the live stage. “We all come with luggage, the good and the bad, but the passion behind his songwriting and ability to touch other people has inspired me.” (Watch Nelly’s Tupac Tribute On Dancing With The Stars)

Nelly is expected to raise an additional $50K for The Teen Project from the auction from his dancing shoes, plus $30K from the Hip Hop icon.

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