Lil Wayne Released From $5.6 Million Tax Lien

UPDATE: The IRS releases Weezy from a $5.6 million lean on his old money from 2008.

On March 2, the Miami-Dade County Clerk filed a $5.6 million tax lien against rapper Lil Wayne. According to documents obtained by the Detroit News, Wayne owes the back taxes from the years of 2008 and 2009. The second set of tax penalties, in the amount of $2,258,956, was assessed 20 days after the rapper was released from a nine-month stint in prison on weapon possession charges, while the first set was assessed a month earlier while Wayne was still incarcerated. According to the lien, Wayne can refile the taxes anytime before November 24, 2020.

The lien was addressed to Wayne’s Miami Beach-area mansion, which he recently listed for sale for $12.9 million. Lil Wayne is currently on his “I Am Still Music” tour, which is grossing an average attendance of 10,000 people per venue. Tickets range in price from $60 to $110. At the time the lien was filed, Lil Wayne’s publicist was not available for comment.

[April 4]

UPDATE: According to Detroit News, Lil Wayne has settled the discrepancy with the IRS over a tax lien filed in March 2011. View the release below.


  • wow

    this is embarassing , even if he does have money problems let it go.

  • Anonymous

    wayne dont got kidnapp your lady money

  • Hov the God MC

    Told ya'all niggas these niggas got baby money.

  • i don't get it...

    how much good luck can this faggot have? releases a shitty cd, that sells close to a mil in a week, gets sued by producers then he somehow gets out of the suit and works with the same producers again, almost fucked by the IRS but yet somehow gets out of it?

    • LOL @ these comments

      This is tooooooooo easy! They made a deal! Bankruptcy is a deal! Plea copping is a deal! Garnishment is a deal!

  • Anonymous

    Just wanted to take a second out of my day to drop in & say ---> Lil Wayne is a fucking Quuerbait, now back to work.

  • ilexx

    Come on isnt there one person with sense on here? He owed money in back taxes from 2008 and 2009... The two years Wayne earned the most money he has in his LIFE! It was for those years that Wayne first made the Forbes Hip Hop Cash list... Check it if you would like. All I am saying is when you start making 10 mill a year and shit then shit changes, there are little loopholes they can come at u with to say that you never paid this or that.... The Government been suffering from the market crash in 2008 and since then u have heard how many different celebrities they came after since then... Alot of them the back taxes stretch back to their BEST years... Ask yourself why they just tackling that shit now? They need the money and they going after the biggest fish first. And dumb niggaz talking about he selling his house so he can pay back taxes are just stupid.... The taxes arent necessarily on the house alone but the LIEN was put on the house because its probably one of the biggest assets Wayne has and they put a lien on it so that if the house is sold they can get their money or if he doesnt pay they just take his house. Next thing.... PPL suing Cash Money is a WIN for Cash Money u do realize that. They dont NOT pay producers because they cant, its better financially for them to do it that way.... They dont pay and these mothafuckaz sue and then they settle for less money than they owed them but the large lumpsome looks good so they take it.... Cash Money ends up spending less money paying out these niggaz after they sue than if they gave them their deserved cut. Yes it seems shady but its business and they can get away with that.

    • EEZY

      You probably believe that Baby actually has half a billion dollars too I bet. Jay-Z tells the truth in one record about Baby's constant lying and Wayne's gets all salty about has to step up for him. Kinda funny Wayne tries to fight that battle while not even paying his taxes at the same time. Lawsuits are never good either. Take a look at the producers that worked with the Cash Money/Young Money camp 3-4 years ago and take a look at the producers on Tha Carter IV. It seems like they don't have beats coming in from every hot producer like they used to and that's obviously due to the fact that half the beats from Carter III weren't ever paid for and over a handful of lawsuits are still pending from it. Half a billion and they can't even afford to pay producers for beats. Hov tells the truth and Wayne throws a little pity party about it.

    • Anonymous

      ah shut the fuck better not to pay get the fuck outta here you sound like a dickrider

  • Anonymous

    just because you generate millions that dont mean you can live like a millionare athletes been doing this for years and go broke real quick

  • Anonymous

    he tried to sell the house before the i.r.s came around he selling it for 12mil he paid 14 mil for it and paid 6mil in back taxes he in the hole that house is a money pit

  • Big Daddy

    Not a Weezy fan and certainly haven't heard any songs on the latest album that make me wanna run out and go buy the album, but y'all need to stop the hating. Anybody that generates a 5 million dollar tax bill over three years does not have baby money. They are loaded. If you worked, won the lottery, whatever and made over 30 mil in the last five years, you GOT dough. Yes, nowadays, there are people who make a 100 million a year like its nothing, but Weezy makes money so stop hating. I did say makes, not have, cause he could be blowing it all like an idiot. And while y'all hating on why he is selling his 12 million dollar crib, dude was either able to plunk down 12 mil for a house or was able to walk into a bank and get a mortgage for that amount. We won't even talk about the bums on this site, how many Americans can pull that off?

    • Anonymous

      The millions owed stem from his $12 million dollar mansion, currently up for sale. wtf is big daddy talking about

    • Anonymous

      yes you is they all say that you a fan just like people say they hate wtt but it was better c4 you actually what they want to say is that im such a dickrider after i really lisrened to the album its the beast to be released this summer

  • @_cdiddy

    If most of u dumb faggot fucks took the time to read the article the lien stems from a failure to file! If the govt says u owe them $5.6M that means u generated alot more than that! Have any of u dickheads ever worked and filed taxes or are familiar with tax code? In order to owe then pay $5.6m means he made at least $20M over those 2yrs i.e. Not baby money, i.e. More mobey than you and your bum ass baby mother! U internet pussies make me sick

    • Anonymous

      MOBEY WHAT THE FUCK IS MOBEY you that much of a dickrider AND YOU CANT READ FOR SHIT "The lien was addressed to Wayne’s Miami Beach-area mansion, which he recently listed for sale for $12.9 million" read a book motherfucker read a god damn book

  • StopTheFnHate!

    If he could pay the taxes and not lose anything that means he DOES have money you assholes! He's selling the house just like 50 is selling his because they aren't worth what they were and just because they lived in them they still have some market value. Dame Dash LOST his house due to unpaid taxes. I swear this sitehas some of the dumbest people making comments and their hate for Wayne supercedes in ability to make a well thought out comment. stop hating on that man! the shit is getting ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      not true at all if they had money he wouldnt have a tax problem 50 bought that house in full renovated it now he gonna make a profit

  • Info

    To all your black people on here talking about why should lil wayne have to paid Tax here the answer, why not everybody pay them. plus us white people are tried of paying taxes for you'll black people to live off of wellfare.

    • LOL @ these comments

      O_o I guess that was misinformation info! LOL! What's even more funny is corporations and even farmers take federal handouts! What do you think welfare is? LOL!

    • WeTakinOva

      lol... well, I know plenty of white folks on welfare. if you mention ghettos, well, there are just as many trailer parks and they are definitely no better. you think all white-"americans" are doing "great"... hell no. Minorities are pretty much taking over anyway. Doing well for themselves. Just ask the President, or the richest man in the world. Whites ARE NOT top shelf. You are feeling insecure cuz you thought you own something here in the US and realize you job is being taking by a non-white. Don't bring up master/slave either, (poor)whites were slaves first, bought and sold by England to be shipped to their colonies for work. Get a life buddy, whites like you are just "tired" of losing the game of life. haha, you "tired of paying welfare"???...haha please stupid, that don't even sound right. Soon America will be packed with non-white citizens. Your children and grand children will have to learn to get along. heheheh good day :D The future is bright!!!!!!! btw, why you on the hip-hop site anyway??? oh yeah, you wanna check up on how things are hunh?

    • Anonymous

      The majority of the more than 300 million people currently living in the United States consists of White Americans, who trace their ancestry to the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. White Americans are the majority in forty-nine of the fifty states, with Hawaii as the exception. The District of Columbia, which is not a state, also has a non-white majority.[13] Non-Hispanic Whites, however, are the majority in forty-six states, with Hawaii, New Mexico, California, and Texas, as well as the District of Columbia, as the exceptions.[14] These five have "minority majorities", i.e. minority groups are the majority populations

    • Anonymous

      thats funny more whites are on welfare than blacks remember we are the minority out of the 52 states think about how many of them are mainly white hahah you a damn sheep read a book


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  • Info

    So if you do the math, these niggas aint real rich they are wealthy, check how much money these niggas owe to the IRS and producer that keep sueing these nigga, only people they can fool is the young and dumb stupid black kids, owning a few houses and cars and have kids by fiften woman dont made you rich these niggas live off the fame.

  • Bart Masterson Jr #GoRedsox

    Time for me to bring some realness to these threads. Wayne is making fag money. Only fags like his music so only fags are buying his music. He's gay and he's the spokesmen for the gay community. Personally I don't like homosexuals and I can't respect anything they say or do and fag money is no good in my world so basically, Wayne is broke because fag money doesn't count. If we added up his real money, he'd have about 600 bucks. He's in trouble with the irs because they've gotten wind of his fag money and now he has to sell his fag house. An irs agent told me personally that he targets people in the public eye. (Celebs). They want Wayne's head and when the irs makes their dislike for you personal, you're in serious trouble. In 2 years Wayne and Birdman will be poor bums on the street corners begging for changed and i'll stop my car and when they approach, i'll speed of leaving dust in their eyes. R.I.P. to Y.M.C.B.

  • Anonymous

    they dont pay taxes or producers but talk about cashmoney haha


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  • No Church In The Wild

    Told y'all these niggas had baby money.

  • Anonymous

    young buck didnt teach people about them boys.dont fuck around with the i.r.s


    damn them haters want like that

  • Anonymous

    He cut a 5 million dollar check? I kno one of yall niggas jealous let me go read some comments

    • Anonymous

      Question too you son how you going to remind rich if you keep cuting 5 mil check and being sued by every producer, dont forget what Jay said they got baby money,

    • Anonymous

      haha thats stupid almost 6mil for a home worth 12mil thats going backwards why his baby didnt pay for it and you still have to pay property tax bad investment they keep this shit up with all the lawsuits coming they could fuck arond and get their assets frozen

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Birdman is fucking wayne in more than just one way.

  • fitzillaDAmonsta

    i just don't understand why weezy has to pay taxes. shit is so unfair. illuminati at work here. just wanna see a black man down. wish those irs bitches was dead.


    "What you call money, i paid more in taxes"

  • Ali Lafayette Rhea

    No question the kid is nice and no doubt he gets busy- I'm not talking about him but Ali Lafayette Rhea. One Love

  • Anonymous

    any time the irs is on you that means your spending more than you can afford them alphabet boys dont play they got ron isley and wesley snipes

  • fitzillaDAmonsta

    fuck, mad people get hit up by the irs. taxes, its all political bullshit. let a mothafucka live! FUCK THE MAN!!

    • Yozo

      he just explained the facts, u a stupid mofo

    • 12:03

      lol, wow, u posted 2x...and still a moron. had 2 comment.

    • fitzillaDAmonsta

      wtf? do u work for the mothafuckin irs or somethin?? defendin them like they was your lil fuckin brother. i know everybody gotta pay fuckin taxes, but 5 fuckin mil? shit is fuckin bananas. u might as well be workin for the cops wit talk like that you fuckin loser.

    • Anonymous

      your fucken retarded. every1 has to pay taxes, retard. if you didnt there would be no government, and there would be such a social diversity that every black man would die of starvation in the first year.

  • Anonymous

    haha is wayne broke? take a lesson from hammer nigga

  • hiawa23

    Wow, Wayne has these kids, now the IRS is after him. Do these guys they are not supposed to pay taxes. I like his music, but as a person, wow, & why are some bashing Obama, He did not tell Wayne to have all those kids, not pay taxes. The IRS is doing their job which is collect taxes.

  • Anonymous

    wasnt it just last week some producer was suing them for like 20 million over royalties from carter 3 tracks? WHERE DA CASH AT?????

  • Anonymous

    this nigga that said Obama worse than Bush needs all the women in his family to be raped!!

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me or has anybody noticed that under Obama the police have been twice as hard???? But they keep acting like he is the man.

    • Anonymous

      are you fucken retarded? maybe niggas be tryin to "keep it real" more because retards like you demand that they do. stfu and pay your goddam taxes, every1 has to do it.

    • Nigger Mentality

      Str8 Nigger mentality. NaS started that dumb shit with Black President, saying that a Black President would have to let animals out of their cages and give everybody welfare checks to be seen as keeping it real. Do you motherfuckers even know how to read? Dumb shit. You gotta pay taxes dumbasses.

    • d

      obama is worse then bush

  • Anonymous

    Why is everybody mad at Young Money like they lost your money or something????? If they owe money they will either pay it or not but why is everybody mad at another man & counting his pocket. (Check yoself fool!!!)

    • Sense

      i co-sign this much as we need to pay taxes..let the IRS deal with this nigga..its their personal shudnt worry about anotha's pockets..ppl up in here criticizin as if they earn as much as he does..

  • BigD

    There goes the dummies again talking about the govt is policing hip hop. When you are a recording artists, just like any other job where you work for someone else, that person reports your income to the IRS. So when they get your check and enter it into the system, a note pops up saying you're short. Same note pops up if after a while, they haven't gotten any check. That's number one. Number two, the IRS doesn't just put liens on that ass, b/c you owe them, the lien comes about after they've contacted you a few times. This is worrisome that Weezy doing this. Where is his money going? Why is Baby running around bragging he dropping 50k at a strip club, or amilli on a superbowl bet, but his son is obviously coming up short. Wazup?

  • Mandy Sandy

    fag money iz alwayz havin money problemz. u never hear nothin bout jay-z! or kanye havin money problemz bcuz they no how 2 handle there shit. they pay 4 there shit when they need 2. fag money iz full of snakez wit baby money and these guyz r who niggaz look up 2. muthafuckaz need 2 learn and take notez from jay! and kanye and stop fuckin up all da time, nas included. when wuz da last time u heard bout jay-z! and kanye gettin fucked by da irs? RNGMB BITCH! FUCK CMFMB! (cum money/fag money ballickaz)

    • Anonymous

      nah man ivestment problems only happen when you go in debt and cant afford it like waynes house

    • Anonymous

      50 Cent your career ending has nothing to do with Lil Wayne. smh (Get off the computer!!!)

    • Anonymous

      Jay-Z got begger money problems than Lil Wayne. Jay-Z has made bad investments and the fact the "Biggs" drug money was the founder of Roc-A-Fella and all its byproducts like Rocawear is a bigger problem than what Lil Wayne has.

    • fuck da hataz

      Ay smart ass ya d faggot 4 watchin so calld faggotz n do d math if u kno any.. he cud pay 2million + off afta 4 concerts wif all cheap ticketz if he wantz he cud pay it off in less dan 3 months or less he cud do wateva he wantz dhatz why itz calld YOUNG MONEY

  • the watcher

    Seems, like the government is policing hiphop again. Hiphop is still an artform that controls millions and the "others" must control us to control the masses. This is much bigger than hiphop.

    • edubb1977

      You know what time it is!! Whats going on now is truly bigger than Hip-hop. Lots of people just don't have a clue!!!

  • Nico 3

    You'd think Cash Money would be protecting their investment better.

    • geico lizard

      Co sign, birdman is bragging about getting a 100 million dollar check and betting a million on the superbowl when he needs to be paying off his adopted sons taxes.


    the homie sammy gone get him either way pay the man

  • mattep507

    Perhaps the IRS is not investigating 50 or Jay bc they paid their taxes? hmmmmmm....

  • joao victor

    correcting: ive never seen irs on 50 cent or jay-z ass

  • joao victor

    well, this only happens with niggas that spend time drinking syrup and forget their finances. ive never seen irs on 50 cent ass or jay-z

  • Anonymous

    you'll never hear about birdman havin tax problems cause he spending everyone elses money

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