July 31st, 2015
IRS Goes After Trick Daddy Over Back Taxes
Trick Daddy is the latest artist to run into trouble with the IRS, as the Miami rapper owes hundreds-of-thousands of dollars to the government.
According to the Detroit News, Trick Daddy owes the feds over $157,000 in back taxes for monies he earned as far back as 2002.
In addition to the tax troubles, Trick’s $320,000 home in Miami was sold last October, after a bank foreclosed on it in May.
The government has placed several liens against the rapper, who recently released his autobiography Magic City: Trials of a Native Son.
A lien was filed against Trick and his wife in September for $85,366 for money he earned in 2007, 2008 and 2009, while another one in July was filed in $16,709 for revenue earned in 2006.
Trick was hit with a separate lien in July as well for $54,979, for income taxes owed in 2002.
In July of 2010, it was revealed that a special undercover unit had been formed to investigate rappers and athletes and their earnings over the years.
Since then, rappers like Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Obie Trice, Method Man, Eve, DMX, Nas, Swizz Beatz, Doug E. Fresh, Mos Def, Beanie Sigel, Wyclef, MC Hammer, Lil Kim, Big Boi, Fat Joe, D12, Young Buck, are among the rappers who owe the IRS since they began the unit several years ago.