Exclusive: Killer Mike On Rappers Taxin' That A**: "1 Out Of Every 20 Strip Club Trips I Get To Write Off"
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 3:50PM
With Jim Jones and Game recently admitting they use strip clubs as legitimate tax write-offs, SOHH hit up Grand Hustle affiliate Killer Mike for his reaction considering Atlanta is viewed as a gentlemen's club lover's utopia.
While Mike said he occasionally uses strip clubs for business expenses, the ATL rapper also admitted he mostly goes there with his wife for their own entertainment.
"I have not done that unless it was in the capacity of a business meeting," Mike told SOHH when asked if he has used strip clubs as tax write-offs. "So that means one of every twenty strip club trips I get to write off. Taxin' that a**? [laughs] That's hilarious. That's the best description I've ever heard in my life. They don't go to have fun, that's why I say one in every twenty [I write-off], I'll have one business meeting there but me and my wife go there 19 times just to chill out and see the girls." (SOHH)
Earlier this month, Dipset's Jim Jones explained why strip clubs are used as a lucrative marketing tactic.
"Yeah, I mean, it's part of my life," Jones explained when asked about writing off his strip club money for his taxes. "I don't go to the strip club to actually waste money, we go to the strip club as an appearance and it makes you look better as a rapper, so it's part of the lifestyle. You know what I mean? Yeah, that's got to get written off. You know what I mean? I didn't go in there to blow that money to have fun. I've been going to the strip clubs for ten-plus years. I been to every strip club in the world. I'm not doing it for fun at this point. I think it's all part of the marketing and promotion strategy. The better you look in the club, the more people want to see what you're about, the more people want to listen to your music. It's all perception." ("Jenny Boom Boom TV")
Earlier the same week, reports of Jim and other artists defending their adult sprees surfaced online.
Rapper Jim Jones is figuring out how to deal with Uncle Sam next month, and he's considering deducting expenses on his income tax for making it rain. Well guess what, in theory he might have a fighting chance of winning. Jones is not alone. Bizzy Bone tells TMZ, "I'm giving charity to females who need their light bills paid. So, of course, that's a write-off. You write off your kids, don't you?" The Game tells TMZ ... making it rain "is good for business and promotion that comes with the lifestyle of a rapper. They bump our music in a strip club, so me giving the girls a little bit of change to shake their ass -- that comes with the business. Everybody wins." Daz Dillinger tells us, "Hell yeah. I'm going to see about getting my taxes fixed as soon as possible." And Lil' Flip tells TMZ he's actually done it ... deducted making-it-rain expenses from his taxes. (TMZ)
A couple years ago, Killer Mike named his top five favorite Atlanta strip clubs.
Blue Flame 1097 Harwell Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318: It's the Triple A farm team for Magic City beat deal in town for 5 dollar lap dances. The Foxxxy Lady 1635 Moreland Ave Atlanta, GA 30316: 5 dollar dances guess with huge a**es but all the Killers go there. You better be official or risk getting robbed. Kamal's 21 1905 Piedmont Rd NE Atlanta GA, 30324: The model for the Grind Time Official Our Lady CD @anisetai works there and she is fine as a MOFO. Bring ya bank roll you will spend it. Magic City 241 Forsyth Street Southwest Atlanta, GA 30303: The pros, baby. Fat a**es and beautiful faces. It's like the Ms. America pageant only nude with much finer women. Big money spot so don't go broke. Goosebumps 134 Baker Street NE Atlanta, GA 30308: My girl likes the chairs and all the dancers love her so I end up paying and she gets all the stripper love I long for." (XXL Mag)