Uncle Sam Garnishes Nas’ Wages

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Hip hop star Nas might begin rapping about being broke, especially since the IRS has their eye on all of his earnings. Since the Grammy Award-nominated performer has reportedly failed to file his taxes on time, the IRS is now garnishing his wages, according to TMZ.

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Last year, the Rolling Stone reported that Nas was up to his hairline in debt.  He was behind in child and spousal support payments, condo fees and a slew of other obligations.  The 38-year-old songwriter and actor allegedly owed Uncle Sam more than $6.5 million in back taxes.

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Nas dragged his feet in making payments to the feds, so they went gunning after him with both barrels.  The government agency filed documents in the state of Georgia, reports TMZ, so that garnishment proceedings could kick in through the music-publishing companies BMI and ASCAP until his debt has been satisfied.

Nas, who is considered to be one of the greatest and most-influential rappers in history, was once married to singer Kelis.  The turbulent union made front page news, when Kelis asked for at least $10,000 a month in spousal and child support.

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