Southern rapper Trick Daddy‘s tax records have landed online and exposes the “Thug Holiday” hitmaker indebted to the government for $157,000.
Details of the rapper’s legal woes hit the Internet Monday (December 27) evening.
Rapper Trick Daddy needs a better excuse for the IRS than “I’m a Thug.” According to public records, the platinum-selling rapper took a “Thug Holiday” from paying the IRS and owes more than $157,000 in delinquent federal taxes. Taxes are just one trouble facing Trick Daddy, 36, a budding memoirist whose real name is Maurice Young. A bank foreclosed on his $320,000 Miami home in May and it was sold in October. What’s owed: The IRS filed an $85,366 lien against Trick Daddy and his wife Sept. 3 in Miami-Dade County. They owe income taxes from 2007, 2008 and 2009, according to the lien. The IRS filed a $16,709 lien against Trick Daddy and his wife on July 29 in Miami-Dade County. According to the lien, they owe income taxes from 2006. The IRS filed a $54,979 lien against Trick Daddy on July 29 in Miami-Dade County. According to the lien, he owes income taxes from 2002. (Detroit News)
Last month, the rapper released a novel entitled Magic City: Trials of a Native Son.
Magic City: Trials of a Native Son, chronicles Trick Daddy’s story against the backdrop of Miami, the Magic City. It is an extraordinary story, of a childhood marked by poverty, a crime-laden adolescence, an incarceration, a meteoric rise to fame, and a struggle with a potentially fatal medical condition. It’s the story of a boy whose father was a pimp; who, left to his own devices, learned to hustle to survive and whose only role model was his brother, the drug dealer he watched plying his trade on the block. But while his story is remarkable, the most astonishing part is that he is not only still alive, but that he got out. (Rap Radar)
Aside from his book, Trick Daddy’s most recent album dropped in fall 2009.
Southern rapper Trick Daddy’s Finally Famous: Born A Thug Still A Thug opened up at No. 34 this week. After seven days in stores, the rapper’s new album has sold 13,300 pieces. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Known for his Southern roots, Trick has previously vouched for his city’s influence on the entertainment industry.
“Miami’s taking over,” Trick said in a June 2009 interview. “‘Cause all the award shows are coming from Miami, all the tv shows coming to Miami, all the movies being shot in Miami, all the videos been shot in Miami. All the producers, everybody who got a million dollars or better got through to stand Miami so that’s what it’s about. So that’s what this is. They gotta respect that. If they can’t get to our hood, they can’t come out to the corner and hang with us.” (MTV)
Check out some past Trick Daddy footage down below: