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It looks like Uncle Sam is coming for Nelly.
According to TMZ, the St. Louis native was hit with a jaw-dropping $2,412,283 federal tax lien last month, a sum so large that his property and assets are in danger of being seized. But Nelly’s tax troubles don’t end there. The publication also reports that Nelly originally owed the Missouri Department of Revenue $113,533 in unpaid taxes from 2013, but that figure has gone up to $149,511 due to accrued interest and additional fees.
Though sources close to the rapper told TMZ he is already working with the IRS to resolve the issues, we imagine Nelly is beyond stressed. The 41-year-old artist hasn’t released a full-length project since 2013’s M.O., however he has kept busy with hosting gigs, reality TV, and a recurring role on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Back in August, Nelly’s debut album, 2000’s Country Grammar, also became the eighth hip-hop album in history to become diamond certified by RIAA. It was a huge accomplishment for the rapper, no doubt, but unfortunately for him, he can't pay the government with earned album units.