After our last post on infamous rappers known for more than one thing (to us – rapping; to the IRS – owing back taxes), we’ve discovered four more artists with recent tax issues.
If Method Man, Swizz Beatz and Fat Joe didn’t satisfy your oh-so-unfortunate-rappers-who-owe-money-to-the-IRS fix, then maybe these guys will. Lil Wayne, Chamillionaire, DMX and Nas – ever heard of ’em? Well, it turns out that all four owe the IRS money – and a lot of it.
- Lil Wayne – Perhaps Lil Wayne is really enjoying his time in prison? That’s our assumption at least, because this rapper is basically asking for more time in the slammer; this time, for failing to pay his taxes. Just last month, the IRS filed a $1.13 million, or as Wayne would put it, ‘a milli,’ tax lien against Lil Wayne for unpaid income taxes from years 2004, 2005 and 2007. And this isn’t his first encounter with the big boys, as Wayne previously had a lien filed against him in 2008, but managed to scrape up the $966,840 to pay it off. Let’s see if he can do it again…
- Chamillionaire – Our boy Cham’s recent house foreclosure in Houston proves his inability to meet off mortgage payments. But, turns out that Chamillionaire has been struggling paying off taxes, too. Owing $184,000 in back taxes resulting from unpaid income taxes in 2007, Chamillionaire could be in over his head this time. If this rapper doesn’t clean up his act soon, he may actually have to change his name for more reasons than one.
- DMX – Income tax, Income tax, Income tax- how many times do we have to say it until our rappers get a hint? Maybe we could make up a rap about it for them to understand better. Regardless, DMX is another one who owes over one million to the IRS in back taxes from failing to pay his income tax in 2002, 2003, and 2005. The money added up and the IRS, along with the State of New York, issued out more than one lien against him- culminating to over $1.5 million dollars.
- Nas – So did we save the best for last? You decide. The numbers speak for themselves in Nas’ case, as he owes over $2.5 million dollars to the IRS. The money is a result of a Federal tax lien filed against the rapper from unpaid federal taxes from 2006 and 2007. Now, not only does Nas have to worry about child support payments to ex-wife Kelis, but paying off his major tax bill, too.
So,that’s all for now, ladies and gentlemen. But, we aren’t making any promises that this is the last time we’ll be reporting on rappers with tax issues…