Diamond Selling Hip Hop Superstar Nelly Joins FS1’s SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED

Los Angeles – SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED is getting even hotter. One of the best-selling rap artists of all time, Nelly, joins Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe and Joy Taylor on FS1’s newest daily all-sports opinion show on Tuesday, Nov. 1 (9:30 AM ET), discussing the day’s current sports topics. The appearance is the rapper’s first in his new role as a contributor to the show.

“I can’t wait to reunite with my man Nelly,” says Bayless. “Seven years ago he was the first rapper we ever had on my former debate show, and he was a revelation. He can debate sports with the same passion, guts and clever creativity that he writes and performs his classic music. He and I share this: we think we’ve never lost a debate. Nelly was made for UNDISPUTED on FS1.”

“I’m really excited to join FOX Sports and work with Skip, Shannon and Joy to discuss all the sports topics I love,” says Nelly.

Nelly is a Grammy Award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, actor and newly recognized Diamond-selling artist known for his Billboard No. 1 hits "Hot in Herre" and "Cruise," as well as several No. 1 albums. His debut album, "Country Grammar" is only the eighth hip-hop album ever to sell 10-million records. He won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004.

In addition to his musical career, he currently stars in his own television series “Nellyville,” about his life balancing career and family. He is part of Kevin Hart’s ensemble comedic cast in the pop culture parody “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and has acted in several films. Part-owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Nelly is a stellar amateur athlete and avid sports fan who brings his passion and his likable sense of humor to the table. Nelly lends his name to numerous philanthropic causes including Make-a-Wish and, most recently, Face Forward.

SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED airs on FS1 weekdays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET and is hosted by Bayless and Sharpe, with moderator Taylor. The two-and-a-half-hour format enables the team to deep-dive into numerous topics and discuss the current news of the day. It also features sports and celebrity guests. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and view show clips here on YouTube. For more information, go to FOX Sports Press Pass.