News: OutKast's Big Boi $55K Tax Debt Revealed

Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 10:10AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

OutKast's Big Boi has had his tax problems land online this week with reports showing the rapper owing more than $55,000 to the state of Georgia.

The Southern emcee's tax records reportedly stem from a lien filed against him last June.

Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, rapper/songwriter/record producer/pit bull breeder/actor and one half of the platinum-selling duo OutKast, owes more than $55,000 in delinquent state taxes, records show. The state of Georgia filed a $55,727 lien against Patton and his wife on June 1 in Fulton County Superior Court. Patton could not be reached for comment and a message was left with his charitable foundation. (Detroit News)

Big Boi recently killed rumors of his new album, Sir Luscious Leftfoot, dropping on Def Jam Records.

"It's not even on Def Jam," Boi explained in an interview. "It's not even on Def Jam. I was in a little situation, the [journalist] jumped in the interview, we was in the midst of talks and then in the midst of that, some more things happened and we in a great situation right now. That'll be announced very soon. The album should be out I think -- in about 12 weeks maybe. So you know, it's coming real soon." (Maurice Garland)

Boi previously said his move to Def Jam was nearly complete in an interview last summer.

"The lawyers just have to finish their lawyering," Big explained, and added that he was happy to be working with LaFace co-founder and current Island Def Jam Chairman and CEO LA Reid again, since "he's been with us since the beginning." As Big put it, "I just gave you the scoop of the century, man." (EyeWeekly)

Boi recently promised an announcement would be made regarding his record label situation.

"The status of the solo album is it's coming," Boi said in an interview. "September it'll be here. Gotta new label situation that everybody gonna hear about real soon. I can't give it to you right now, we gotta ink it. It's going down, I think a lot of people are gonna see where we're going with it. Complete that album, working on some other new stuff right now. [Andre 3000] is in Atlanta right now working on his solo record, he cut a couple of records. Then we'll have a new Outkast album...I know y'all been waiting man, it took me like two years to finish it. I'm very satisfied. The label is ecstatic." (DJ Booth)

A confirmed release date for Sir Luscious Leftfoot has not yet been announced.

Check out a recent Big Boi interview below:

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