Rap veteran Nas recently came clean on making headlines for owing millions of dollars to the government and said despite Uncle Sam digging into his pockets he has no regrets.
Rather than make up excuses or downplay the question, Nasty Nas accepted his money woes mistakes and called them learning experiences.
You’ve been in the news recently because of an outstanding $6,000,000 tax bill. Do you wish you’d been more business-minded in your career? No, I don’t have any regrets. The way we live is no regrets. Everything is a learning experience and your mistakes, when you go back to look at them, are just moments of being human. Those are my reference points. So I go back to those points. And I love those points when I didn’t do well because that meant I was just a human. (Huck Magazine)
Details of Nasir Jones’ money woes in the state of Georgia bubbled online in November.
The State of Georgia is rooting for Nas to make a fortune on his concert tour … because the government just got the green light to garnish a MILLION BUCKS from his earnings to repay a massive tax debt … TMZ has learned. The Georgia Department of Revenue has filed new legal docs in their effort to collect $1,083,435 from the rapper for taxes it claims Nas owes for the years 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010. (TMZ)
Rather than wait on Nas to pay up, concert promoter Live Nation reportedly got forced to withhold fully paying him for his shows.
According to court docs, the GDR obtained an order commanding Live Nation — the promo company behind Nas’ tour with Lauryn Hill — to garnish his wages until the dept is satisfied. The tour is currently underway, and Nas– who’s also on the hook for millions in unpaid taxes to the federal government — is sure to make a boatload of money. A rep for Nas tells us the matter has recently been settled — but the GDR insists the case is still open and they’re trying to collect. Pay your taxes, people. (TMZ)
Weeks prior, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane poked fun at God’s Son’s publicized money problems.
“Does Nas make a 150 blood money per week off a mixtape,” Gucci asked in a video. “Yeah, blood money. Nas’ f*cked up right now. Yeah. Me and you got [whips], I just bought me [something]. Don’t you have a drop top? … You got the white one, I’m getting the black one? Nas got one? [laughs]” (Hood Affairs TV)