CLEVELAND - Amanda Berry was sighted on stage with rapper Nelly Saturday at RoverFest in Voinovich Park in downtown Cleveland, just one day after her abductor Ariel Castro plead guilty to 937 charges.
Concert goer Lisa Albertini told NewsChannel5, "When Rover introduced them he made a comment about how she (Amanda Berry) has a lot of catching up to do."
Albertini went on to say that St. Louis rapper Nelly came on the stage and introduced Berry, who then stayed toward the back of the stage throughout the performance. At the end of his set, Nelly called Berry up and sang a song for her.
Videos posted on YouTube from the event show Berry with Rover and Nelly. The rapper says to Berry, "I know that's a long time and I can't even imagine the type of strength and type of courage that it took to keep it going," before performing his song "Just A Dream."
Berry, pictured wearing sunglasses, was among thousands to attend RoverFest 2013. The acts included Nelly, The Wailers, 10 Years, Jim Florentine and Miss Morning Glory Calendar Search.
This is the first time that pictures have emerged of Berry out in public at an event since she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped the Seymour Avenue home of Ariel Castro.
On Friday, Castro accepted a plea deal which would put him in prison for the rest of his life. Castro is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
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