News: Method Man Blames Tax Debt Problems On Marijuana Use, "I'm A Pothead"
Friday, Mar 27, 2009 2:00PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man has confirmed earlier reports of his vehicle being repossessed by the government citing his marijuana usage as the primary cause of his tax problems.
The M-e-t-h-o-d Man detailed his past issues with the government and falling behind on payments.
"Myself, I'm a pothead," he admitted. "It's no secret. Everyone knows that. I go on the road and forget everything else. Sure, [the tax department] sent letters to my house saying, 'We need this money.' They started sending them in 2002." (Staten Island Advance)
Mef's truck was taken from him last week as a result of a $50,000 debt in New York taxes.
The repo man got Method Man. The state Department of Taxation seized a 2008 Lincoln Navigator belonging to the rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan, who failed to pay $52,503 in personal income taxes. The luxury SUV was taken at 6 a.m. Wednesday (March 18) from Method Man's Staten Island, New York home. (New York Post)
He is the latest entertainer to have tax information publicly exposed along with Lil' Kim's recent headlines for tax-related issues.
Kim has $979,090 in tax debt. The state of New York filed a $12,599 tax warrant on April 26, 2008, in the New York County Clerk's office. The IRS filed a $50,464 lien on Sept. 5, 2007, in the Bergen (N.J.) County Clerk's office. The IRS filed a $67,509 lien on May 14, 2007, in Bergen County. The state of California filed a $4,089 lien on Sept. 16, 2005, in Sacramento County Court. The IRS filed a $232,348 lien on Aug. 16, 2005, in New Jersey. The state of New Jersey filed a $51,471 lien on Aug. 11, 2005, in New Jersey State Superior Court. The state of New Jersey filed a $77,939 lien on Dec. 9, 2004, in New Jersey Superior Court. The IRS filed a $482,671 lien on Feb. 19, 2004, in New Jersey. (Detroit News)
Aside from music, Mef has had many on-screen television and movie roles.
In addition to his successful music career, he has appeared in such movies as Belly and How High, along with TV series including "OZ," "Burn Notice," "The Wire" plus "Meth & Red Show." (Market Watch)