News: Lil Wayne Pays Back Uncle Sam $1.13 Mil
Sunday, Feb 6, 2011 6:38PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has paid back Uncle Sam a lump sum in the amount of $1.13 million relating to back taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Based on new reports, Weezy cleared out his unpaid balance in late November 2010.
Weezy can breathe a bit easier. Hip hop star Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter), who is pulling for the Green Bay Packers in tonight's Super Bowl, recently paid off a $1.13 million IRS tax lien. "I certify that the following-named taxpayer, under the requirements of section 6325 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code has satisfied the taxes listed below and all statutory additions. Therefore, the lien provided by Code section 6321 for these taxes and additions has been released." (Detroit News)
The tax lien was initially filed against Wayne in early June.
Lil Wayne owes some serious cash money to the IRS, which filed a $1.13 million tax lien against the star last month, according toFlorida court records. The IRS filed a $1,138,760 lien against Carter on June 3 in Dade County (Fla.) Circuit Court. According to the lien, which you can see here, he owes income taxes from 2004, 2005 and 2007. The address on the lien is the same office occupied by his One Family Foundation charity. (Detroit News)
Earlier this month, Young Money's Nicki Minaj talked about Wayne being drug-free these days.
"Clearer than ever," Minaj said referring to Lil Wayne's state of mind. "It's like talking to him, he's like a new person. Like, um, he's nicer. He's more calm. I don't know. I guess when you're not getting high, it just, you have to deal with reality and I think he likes his reality now. He's really super appreciative and you know, I don't know. The couple times I've seen him, it's just, a joy to be around...He's easier to get along with and easier to talk to, I feel now." (Tim Westwood TV)
Wayne's latest solo album has remained on the sales chart since last fall.
Young Money leader Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being received a one-slot boost to No. 33 with 13,000. With 18 weeks in the books, Wayne's new LP has sold 717,500 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent Lil Wayne footage below: