Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx‘s tax woes have reportedly leaked online and show him owing nearly $30,000 to the government.
According to reports, the “Ugly” rapper’s tax debt dates back to the mid-2000’s.
Bubba Sparxxx once rapped, “I ain’t choose to rhyme, rhymin’ chose me” — now you can add “paying his taxes” to the list of things Bubba has chosen not to do … TMZ has learned. According to documents filed in Georgia, the former Timbaland protege — whose biggest song, “Ugly,” came out in 2001 — owes $29,266.88 in back taxes from the year 2006. It was originally only about $15k … but interest and fees have nearly doubled his debt. The State of Georgia is now garnishing Bubba’s wages through BMI, a music company that dishes out royalties to artists. From March through May of this year, the state has already grabbed $3,622.45 … which represents all the money Bubba was owed by BMI. (TMZ)
A few months ago, Bubba hit up SOHH and talked about getting his career back into place.
“I’d say I’m about sixty to seventy percent done with the album as far as putting together the concepts and the sounds,” Bubba told SOHH. “That’s really what’s held me up for so long, the sound was all over the place. But I feel like I have it all situated now. I’ll probably record another ten more songs and take five out of them. I’ve gotta be honest, from the past six months to year, I’ve really begun to start having fun again. I went out to Los Angeles and kicked it with Polow Da Don who is like a brother to me. I stayed out there with him for about six months, really balled out and I got a chance to really be around him because he’s so energized as far as the process of making music. That really rubbed off on me. We got in there [to the studio] and worked on things. His passion is definitely contagious and just the lifestyle. We were kicking it and it really reinvigorated me.” (SOHH)
Recently, Bubba’s “I’m Back” music video premiered online.
The white rapper (no, not Slim) that had promiscuous girls and their church-going Aunties shaking what God gave them through the best bart of the early ’00s returns. It’s been three long years (six if you date back to an actual album) since we’ve heard Bubba Sparxxx and his unabashed hick rhymes, and now the Georgia-native announces his comeback with “I’m Back” and its accompanying video. They say rap music makes money, but clearly not making rap music yields profit too as Bubba grabs a couple of high-end Lamborghini’s to play (the much-needed) eye candy in the new clip. It’s not a terrible effort at a comeback from the rapper made famous for his Timbaland-backed “Ugly,”, but Paul Wall kinda demolished the lane for fat, Southern white dudes a few years ago. (Soul Culture UK)
Back in 2010, Sparxxx told SOHH swagger jacking hurt the rap game.
“I don’t know [what’s going on in hip-hop] but I know I’m going to be original,” Bubba told SOHH when asked about his take on the state of hip-hop. “Any music people hear from me, from this point forward in my career is going to be original. It’s going to be music that only I can make and if I get frustrated with what’s going on when I listen to hip-hop, it’s with carbon copies. I like Soulja Boy because what he did was original. I’m a big Ying Yang Twins fan but I get [mad] when I hear so many carbon copies of what the last person was doing because of it being successful. That’s when I get a little frustrated [with hip-hop] because I’m like, ‘We’re all individuals here.’ Every person that’s been born into this world was born as an individual with things that separate them from others. For me, that’s what music or just art, period, is about. It’s about making that translate, whatever is unique about you, it’s about making it translate.” (SOHH)
Check out the “I’m Back” music video down below: