The United States government will begin to garnish Nas‘ wages, reports TMZ.com.

The Queens emcee, who recently performed his magnum opus Illmatic in its entirety at SXSW, owes approximately $6 million in taxes.

The government has apparently filed documents in the state of Georgia to have his wages garnished via music publishing organizations BMI and ASCAP until his debt is paid.

Early last year, Nas got his spousal and child support payments cut from a combined $50,000 a month to $25,000.

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