It looks like Nelly has found himself in a bit of a dilemma with the US government. TMZ has reported that the government caught Nelly out with a $2,412,283 federal tax lien in August – an amount so big that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could start seizing his assets, including his cars and property. Ouch.
It seems the rapper is a serial tax offender as earlier this year the Missouri Department of Revenue stated that he owed $149,511 in unpaid taxes from 2013. The figure was already $133,533, but interest did him dirty over the years.
Sources told TMZ that Nelly is working with the authorities to resolve the issues, and it looks like he better sort them soon. Nelly hasn’t released a complete project since 2013, and has since turned his attention to Reality TV, featuring regularly on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood.