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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Rapper Nelly performs during the kickoff of The Main Event tour at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Nelly’s first dance on “DWTS” was a salsa done to his throwback song, “Ride Wit Me” and included a backflip!

I’ll admit, I haven’t watched “Dancing with the Stars” in a long time, but I set up a series recording on my DVR because Nelly is a contestant this season.

I had a feeling that he’d be dancing to one of his own songs at some point, but I didn’t think it would be the first week.  I also thought that he’d dance to “Hot In Herre.”  That could happen in the future if he sticks around.

I think he did a good job for his first dance and looked like he was having a great time.  The judges gave him 16 points out of 30.

Nelly's Salsa - Dancing with the Stars

Nelly and Daniella Karagach dance the Salsa to "Ride Wit Me" by Nelly on Dancing with the Stars 2020 premiere!