Amanda Berry, rapper Nelly: Cleveland kidnapping victim on stage at Roverfest in Voinovich Park

CLEVELAND  -  Amanda Berry was sighted on stage with rapper Nelly Saturday at a concert in downtown Cleveland, just one day after her captor, Ariel Castro, plead guilty to more than 900 charges.

Lisa Albertini was in attendance at Roverfest, a concert held in Voinovich Park in Cleveland. She told Scripps sister station 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. Berry then stayed towards the back of the stage the whole time with Nelly.

At the end of his set, Nelly called Berry up and he sang a song for her.

Berry (the woman in the sunglasses in the picture to the right) was among hundreds 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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