It looks like Busta Rhymes is in trouble with Uncle Sam. According to TMZ, the “Gimme Some More” rapper owes the IRS nearly $800,000 in unpaid taxes.
He has reportedly been hit with two tax liens issued by the Federal Treasury Department. The first one was from the year 2008, from which he is said to owe over $611,000 in taxes. The second lien is from 2012, which adds an additional $178,000 to his rising tax bill. In total, the rap star owes $789,577.90.
So far, representatives for Busta have not released comment on the liens and to be honest, there’s a great chance that they won’t. Celebrities and tax troubles are not a rare coupling these days. They seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Hopefully, Busta can find a way to put up the cash and get this issue resolved. We’d hate to see him thrown in prison.