Nas’s wages garnished by the IRS
Nas at Rock The Bells (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Cue sad trombone…
The next time you buy a Nas album, you’re really just handing your money over to the government — because the rapper’s delinquent tax filings have caused Uncle Sam to begin garnishing his wages… Nas is in tax debt up to his eyeballs … if his eyeballs were $6,000,000 tall.
So the government has finally tired of waiting for Nas to pay up, so they filed documents in the state of Georgia to have his wages garnished — via the music publishing organizations BMI and ASCAP — until the debt is paid off. -[TMZ]
In related news, I was happy to see that those NJ-based promoters being held captive in Africa due to a Nas no-show in Angola, were let go back to the US (after being held for close to 50 days).
Nas did show up for SXSW this year though, and spoke to a VEVO interviewer in the process. Watch that talk below…