Weezy, per court docs cited byThe Blast Friday, recently paid $14 million to the IRS in connection with two multimillion-dollar liens. Specifically, Wayne was reportedly accused of missing a $7,341,399.07 tax payment in 2011 and another one for $6,853,545.77 in 2012. All told, that's $14,194,944.84. Now, the IRS has filed releases of both federal tax liens, which originally hit Wayne in 2017.
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Back in December, Wayne himself addressed tax-related matters from the stage in Chicago, shouting out recent Vanguard Award recipient JAY-Z for his behind-the-scenes assistance on a previous issue. "There's people like Jay-Z," he said at the time. "He helped me when I was really, really, really down. Really, really, really down . . . Jay don't want me to tell nobody. That man helped me with my taxes. He's a real friend, y'all."
Weezy will soon be back on the road in a big way in support of his mercifully unleashed Tha Carter V, which saw the living legend collaborate with a range of peers and arguable disciples ranging from Swizz Beatz to Travis Scott. He's notably set for a number of festival appearances this summer, including the recently detailed Lollapalooza with Ariana Grande and The Motherfucking Strokes.
In the meantime, join us in daydreaming about that Mannie Fresh collab project.