The rapper Nelly has been affiliated with PokerStars for the last few years. We even got to see him perform up close and personal at the private party Stars threw last summer during the WSOP.
He's here at the PCA, he actually played the main event, and we managed to talk to him for a few minutes yesterday about his watch.
When I approached Nelly and his crew he didn't look too excited to talk, seeing as how there are a lot of poker reporters here asking him about poker I can't blame him. But when I told him I didn't really care about poker, and would much rather talk about his watch, he came right around.
We took this picture of the watch while it was still on Nelly's arm. I didn't think he'd take it off for further inspection.
As it turns out he has a private jeweller in Houston who does a lot of work for him. This watch is a Rolex with more than 50 carats on it. When I first asked him how much there was he just said, "A lot."
I thought it a bit gauche to ask the price but if anyone has any experience by all means chime in using the comment section below.
-- Matthew Showell