News: Nas Can't Dodge The Tax Man, Rapper Owes Uncle Sam Big Bucks
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 10:56AM
Rap veteran Nas is catching fire this week with reports claiming he owes over $300,000 in federal income tax dating back two years ago to the government.
According to reports, Nasty Nas' total back taxes mount up to $6 million.
Nas is great at a lot of things ... rapping, feuding ... but paying taxes isn't one of them ... and now he's on the hook for another $339,000 he allegedly kept from Uncle Sam. According to official documents obtained by TMZ, Nas never forked over $339,005.49 in federal income tax he owed for 2010 ... and now the U.S. government has obtained a lien on his property. Being a tax scofflaw is nothing new for Nas ... according to public records, dude is also on the hook for more than $6 MILLION DOLLARS in back taxes from previous years. We called Nas for comment -- so far, no response. (TMZ)
Last year, the rap mogul's financial woes emerged online.
Nas is the latest rapper to make headlines for tax troubles. God's Son reportedly owes the government over $6 million for a property he owns in Eagles Landing, Ga. This isn't the first time Nasir has has problems with the IRS; for the last three years he filed liens. In addition, the Queens, NY MC reportedly owes money for his condo in his hometown. Managers of the building claim he failed to pay his $420 a month assessment fee since January of last year, and have also filed a lien. (XXL Mag)
Aside from his financial troubles, Nas previously had a court victory in child support to ex-wife/singer Kelis.
The Queens rapper's spousal and child support payments to ex-wife Kelis have been reduced by half. The MC is required to pay the "Milkshake" songstress $20,000 in spousal support and just over $5,000 in child support every month. The MC reportedly convinced the judge that the soft economy has hurt his ability to pull in cash. (MTV)
Recently, the hip-hop veteran was spotted rocking the stage on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
Nas kicked off Super Bowl weekend with an appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Repping his home team the New York Giants, the hip-hop icon teamed up with The Roots to perform "Nasty" on Thursday night's show, which was broadcast from Indianapolis' Hilbert Circle Theater. He later headlined a concert with the band at EA Sports' Madden Bowl kickoff party at the Bud Light Hotel. (Rap-Up)
Check out some recent Nas footage below: