Nelly Supports The Government Shutdown So He Doesn’t Have To Pay Taxes

October 10, 2013  |  

Nelly, like the rest of us, doesn’t like to pay taxes. But even Congress (most of them anyway) thinks the partial government shutdown, now in day 10, is a very bad thing. Nelly disagrees.

“Because, you know, paying taxes is supposed to pay for the government, which in turn is not working. So if they’re not working, I shouldn’t have to pay taxes,” he jokingly told Vh1. “Being in the upper echelon of the tax bracket, [I] feel the the money I could be saving over these next couple of days could be very vital to my survival.”

While he’s being silly (clip below) there are those who agree with him.

“Republican or Democrat, it seems hard to argue with this logic,” says Forbes. “But high or low, everyone is a little tired of theatrics, of no service at the IRS and elsewhere. And yet taxes and filings are coming due like a freight train.”

The article also notes some past Nelly tax shenanigans, saying in 2006 he tried to deduct his “jewel-encrusted teeth” after he made the song “Grillz.”

Nelly’s latest album “M.O.” was released last week and, so far, sales have stalled. It debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200.

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