U.S. Government To Garnish Nas' Wages For Failure To Pay Taxes

Nas' financial woes continue as Uncle Sam gets proactive.

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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114 Comments

  • Anonymous

    If a judge has to force you to pay child support, then you aren't exactly up for father of the year. Keep living with those blinders on.

  • HUEY NEWTON

    NAS IS CAKED UP.....DON'T BELIEVE THA HYPE!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Jungle is nas' accountant hahahaha!

  • Anonymous

    Nigga aint broke, he just owe alot. Just cause you owe hella mills dont mean you not sittin on hella more. He just aint been expedient about his financial issues. Shit livin that type of life i imagone you never trip off owing it back

  • Anonymous

    If some judge forced me to pay out $25,000 per month for "child support" from double that, I'd be pissed too and stop paying my taxes. Not saying it's smart or right, but I understand.

  • Anonymous

    the rest of us would go to prison. must be nice to be a celeb.

  • Anonymous

    It's evident some of you failed reading comprehension. It's says COMBINED SPOUSAL & CHILD SUPPORT. And where does it say he isn't a father to the child? Because he is forced to submit support?

  • Anonymous

    That 25k goes to the child's future so they can hope to aspire to do something other than rap. Kelis should never see a dime of that. Have it automatically transfered into a special account where it can only be accessed by the child once they hit a certain age. Listen to Ed OG, Nas. Be a father to your child

  • Untitled

    life is good when you ain't paying taxes. nas' next album "life's a bitch!"

  • Anonymous

    They should lower the child support. No kid needs 25K a month. 25K is the type of money Nas can spend for a birthday gift, but not fucking child support.

  • Anonymous

    There is no reason why he should be paying $25,000 in child support a month. No wonder he can't pay his taxes.

  • Anonymous

    Illuminati/government still trying to suppress real artist. All we can do is keep supporting or help expose the plot to corrupt the music industry. Support all independent artist, buy there cds and stop supporting anything that is mainstream. Fuck Uncle Sam!

    • Anonymous

      It has yet to be stated that he never did pay, it just says he owes. You as well can owe due to error and not neglect that will justify an audit, back taxes and interest. Your tax preparer is not free of flaw. Keep this in mind. You are spot on concerning the music factor, they pay attention to the persona a little too much .

    • Real Talk

      Dawg, you can't be serious, lol illuminati really illuminati are doing this to Nas. Nigga its called paying your taxes. Guarantee if you had a good job and didn't pay taxes the IRS will come after your ass to. YOu don't have to be famous to get the IRs attention, but the amount of money will decide who they need to go after. Im glad to, shit I pay taxes every year and don't even live 1% of the lifestyle that Nas can live, so if I gotta pay my taxes to live in this lifestyle that I live, that nigga and any other rich motherfucker should pay taxes. Fuck that, and open your eyes nigga music is just entertainment name one song that has change this Governments mind about anything, music is just something to lift the spirits up, so your so called "Real Artisit" don't exist, Nas calls himself escobar which is a "Real Gangster" now tell me how real is that.

  • Anonymous

    Two of those 9to5 slaves are your parents, so be thankful they work so you can come on here and contribute nothing all day.

    • Anonymous

      Not only did they skim right over this, they most likely do not possess any employment experience. The last people who should be speaking on someone with financial issues.

  • drob

    Don't give a fuck how he's living. He'll find ways to pay that shit off. Just keep hitting us with the good music. Fuck Jay-z.

  • Anonymous

    He needs to fire his Accountant...like yesterday.However like most gangsters they don't pay the IRS. BTW u 9to5 slave are suckerz now get back to work losers

  • Anonymous

    If he owes 6 million in taxes and is being tapped for $25,000 in child support every month, how can you say he's living better? That means he's living in a house he can no longer afford. Driving a car he probably doesn't own. At least the average joe can say he's pro-actively paying off his house, his taxes, and living comfortable enough.

    • Anonymous

      Once you spoke of an average Joe with a 30 year fixed rate and at least 4% interest and is in a better situation than someone who's net worth and actual holdings you have no real knowledge of, you lost. You don't even know that average Joe's financial situation to say he/she's living comfortable. And the 25,000 is alimony and child support, re-read the last sentence above.

  • Anonymous

    One of my favorite rappers, a true legend, but the dude is inept when it comes to money.

  • HNIC

    Should have never stuck his dick in that slut Kelis.

  • Anonymous

    if you owe 6mill and they have to garnish money from you then you dont have it he is broke it dont matter the incom. people live from check to check spending pass what they can afford if it dont matter if you making 2k a month or 300k a month.from nas lifestyle and his child support he looks like he was livivng from check to check like the avg person does.

    • Anonymous

      Keep dreaming guys. They are only going after his royalties. He gets to keep all of his tour monies, his homes (plural), his clothes, jewelry. Kelis even said he has hidden assets when she was trying to drain him, has anyone heard her say he's not paying alimony and child support? A new album means a new boatload of money. You guys just do not get it and there's no need of argument.

    • J-Yo

      Good point except your average Joe living check to check isn't 6million dollars in debt, so technically he's broker than your average Joe. How much money you have and make all really depends on your debt.

  • Anonymous

    he still lives better than and more famous than all of you here including the bitches at TMZ and hiphopdx.

    • @Better??

      And that's what nullifies your opinion, "to you", you are applying your financial situation to someone else's. If the taxmen said you personally owed that amount, your checking/savings account and house (understand if you don't own that house you still have to pay the bank) would be seized, car if you have would be taken, and if you work your paycheck would be garnished. You would be living a heavier struggle way of life. I'm presuming you don't have a robust publishing catalog, a recording contract, homes in different states, touring capabilities and other amenities, like expensive cars and jewelry that have actual resale value. Now notice in the article, what I just listed for Nas, they are only zeroing on one thing, his robust publishing catalog. People are far from the reality in this situation. In all actuality, he got a damn good deal out of this.

    • drob

      ahaha Buck can't even talk cause he just filed bankruptcy and is gonna have to give up his name. you'd rather be rich and have no one remember you than be broke and have your mark left in the history of Earth? i disagree.

    • Better??

      BETTER?? NAAA maybe more famous, ya that for sure. But better?? That comes down to a matter of opinion, to me being 6 million in debt, famous and broke isnt living good. I'd rather be that Doctor that no one knows about. I think buck said it best "I'd rather be a rich nobody than broke with a name"

  • The Truth

    Nas...this is what you get when you righteusly earn the king of NY thrown and you gave it away to JayZ even after Either...Nas doesnt have enough heart to be a Don, Prince or a King...this nigga got the most talllent in the game after 1996 but yet he a pussy. fuck nas. Cant belive you gave the throne to Jay Z nigga. fuck you.

    • Anonymous

      what the fuck that has to do with anything. Your comment was very idiotic. Matter fact don't speak no more. Cut your tongue out. You are prohibited from speaking.

  • Anonymous

    I did wonder why he was doing songs with officer william Nicki and tyga and now i see why they paid him

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    Wow! It's unfortunate Nas' dirty laundry is being exposed in the public but it's the price for being famous. Fortunately Nas has a skill that can somewhat get him back on the right track and clear this enormous debt.

  • Humanity at its worst

    This is atrocious, everybodys going in on nas, wtf has he ever done to you besides provide you bastards with yrs of thought provoking lyricism??? News flash jizz drinkers everybody cant/won't attain the fortune that jayz has. You all are weak minded sheep and I despise you all Rick Ross #goat rich forever #classicfreealbum #mmgcantlose

    • Real Talk

      @MRs D I wont disrespect you because you are a female, but everything you stated was a matter of opinion and not factual except for the longest in the game. Jay Z was a business man at the end of the day, Before he came in the game he was a business man, making 900k off selling crack is business(not saying it's something to be proud of) So from the get Jay Z was always running shit, If you put Jay Z and Nas side by side. You would label Nas a Rapper(Artist) and Jay Z a business man. Business has nothing to do with the fame or anything like that, it has to deal with Money. But you saying Nas is not in it for the money than your completely outta your mind. This is Nas's Job, if he don't make music he don't eat. Jay on the other hand smartened up and made the decision from being an artist to becoming CEO, I bet if they offered Nas those positions you speak of, he take them now.

    • illnealchi

      i co-sign Mrs D... except for the attractive part seeing im another black male... but some people just dont understand that life can be more about societal success.. oh well

    • Anonymous

      how old are you MRSD? 50 made people care about record sales and taxes? wow i know people hate 50 but you give him to much power

    • Anonymous

      ''If, he could have'' Shut the fuck up, he didn't and that's the only thing that counts.

    • Mrs D

      Nas has been offered a Presidential position at both Def Jam and Atlantic but he turned it down, after the Jay-Z beef he could have smashed the world and put pop/diss songs all over the album, he could have made that "hiphop is dead" thing into a much larger movement. He's been offered a lot of stuff people don't know about but he always shuns it. People dont get that Nas isn't all about money/fame. He's just a dude who loves to rap. If he did, he would have gone much further then Jay-Z ever did...He's a better rapper then Jay, he's been in the game longer then Jay and (no offense) he's more attractive. Some people are just happy with a little change in their pocket and success...Then some people (Jay/50) want it all...Nas isn't less of a person because he doesn't want it all. I blame rappers like 50 Cent who started promoting this bullshit over the music. Before he came into rap no one ever cared about record sales or taxes or none of this stuff. It's about the music, and Nas is undeniably gifted in that area.

  • What

    man niggas never learn, paid up nigga, i am begining to think all rapper are stupid and are broke or will be broke soon.

  • Burmy

    How many rappers did Clinton go after for taxes...ZERO. How many rappers did Bush go after for taxes...ONE, AND HE WAS ALREADY IN PRISON. How many rappers has Obama gone after for taxes...TOO DAMN MANY TO COUNT! So tell me, how's that hopey-changey stuff working out for you again? (You even did a tribute song to him on your last album) RON PAUL 2012-END THE FED!

  • So Icy Boi!

    lmao. Nas iz lame. this nigga iz a Rick Ross wannabe that aint had a hot albums since 1994! he cant be as real as Ross or as carismatic as Ross or as creative as Ross. .... Rozay tha G.O.A.T.

  • R D

    He's been constantly touring since what, 2008? And all those Plat albums...He's not broke. I'm pretty sure he can afford to pay that. Nas just seems like a lazy, wishy washy sort of dude...He probably just forgot about it...I do that with my bills sometimes too...Sometimes you just don't feel like it, plus that's a lot of money to just give away to the government.

    • Anonymous

      @Pay that How is he broke if he has more money then you? lol

    • Pay that?

      If he had it, they would have took it wayyyyy before it ever got to 6 million. LOL.Uncle sam dont play that shit. He's broke, shit happens. Maybe he should do a reality show or something....

    • Anonymous

      I can understand forgetting to pay a bill or two. Like can get hectic sometiems, but come on, forgetting to file taxes is a bit steep!

  • uncle chuck

    nas never filed for bankruptcy so maybe he can afford it. those shows over seas pays hella bread

  • Anonymous

    $25,000 for a baby.. oh c'mon..

  • Anonymous

    why the state of georgia though?

  • alfican bhambhatha

    the theory of the "now broke" rapper is in full effect. why cant niggas understand...its all about investments nt blowing money on hoes, whipes and other unncessasary bullshit that why you got your jayz and diddys on one end and then you got your nas and your segals on the other

    • Anonymous

      then you got niccas like fabolous going to the strip club to make it rain with like 40 grand, what a waste

  • Anonymous

    and fuck uncle sam

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, how does it get $6 million? I know he's earning far more than the average so the margins of error (money wise) is much greater, but man.

  • Anonymous

    nas works for the feds now they all in his shit the same system he talks about he has now become a slave to.its either they garnish your shit or they lock you up

  • Anonymous

    nas is the brokest goat

  • Anonymous

    nas is broke its not like he sold tons of records

  • jesterxxl

    What do motherfuckers feel the need to bright Jay up in every Nas article. Same goes for 50 whenever there is a Game related article.

  • Anonymous

    What kind of kid costs $25,000 a month....

    • Anonymous

      Real talk is soooo broke. I live on 10gs a month u bastard

    • Real Talk

      On sum real shit, none of us need 25k a month to survive, shit I survive off my 2 checks(every 2 weeks) I get a month which equals to like $900. That is just the GOV for you, they can make up all these rules and shit, just to keep u down, and trust this system is working effectively

  • King Zulu

    The Government is Punishing Him for the No Show that left American Promoters Held Hostage. #TrueStAtemenT Datpiff.com | Search: @theSmokeSession www.Reverbnation.com/KingZulu

  • Anonymous

    what the fuck are you fighting for, aint nobody gon' win at war.

  • chillin

    All he had to do was hire an accountant and avoid getting women pregnant. I'll always respect Nas as an emcee but he clearly has flaws as a man. Hire a damn accountant!

  • Anonymous

    NAS RUNS THE GOVERNMENT !

  • YMCMB

    Bet Drake wont have this problem LOL watch the hate build up

    • Anonymous

      Why would he pay taxes here? Are you serious?

    • Anonymous

      Is Drake even American?? lol Doesn't he live in Toronto? Why would he pay taxes here?

    • truthhh

      drake sucks dick. and he wears eyeliner and makeup and sings like hillary duff. if nas has to do that in order to have money. i rather him stay broke lol

    • YESSIR

      U RIGHT MY NIGGA. DRAKE IS CAKING RIGHT NOW AND INVESTING WISELY. DRAKE DONT TRUST THESE HOES SO WHEN HE DOES WIFE ONE OF THESE GOLD DIGGER HE WILL HAVE HER SIGN A PRE NUP. WORD TO MY NIGGA OLIVER. 13 LETTERS OVOXO MMG YMCMB

    • Anonymous

      what dos drake have to do with this article. what hate?

  • DL Dub

    Owe me back like you owe your tax eh Nas?

  • Born in 86

    I guess it's safe to say life aint really Good right now for my homie Nas !

  • EminemIsGay

    I dont understand how U.S GOVERNMENT works but how tha fuck can some one even owe a mill in tax??? How can u pay 25g in child support monthly?? Some one explain it to me.

  • YESSIR

    NAS IS THE HOMIE AND HE FUCKS WITH YMCMB BUT THIS IS WHAT HE GETS. KARMA NAS. WHEN YOU TOOK THAT MONEY AND DIDNT GO TO ANGOLA SO THAT MAN AND HIS SON WERE STUCK IN AFRICA THAT WAS AN ASS WHOLE MOVE. GOD IS KICIKING YOUR ASS NOW

  • dentaldamboy

    I hope next time Nas is wearing blue next time he runs into some Bloods.

    • Anonymous

      I hope the next time dentaldamboy's momma is walking home from the crackhouse she gets gang raped by 5 hobo's with aids

  • thought dog

    Shouldve did what Jay-z did and rap about bullshit. The government doesnt like famous people that talk bad about em.

    • LJbigbang

      Anon hit the fucking nail on the head. You are correct sir.

    • okthen

      Nas is a loser who raps about bullshit. The government dont listen to rap they just want there money. Nas cheap ass though he could get away with this. Now his dumb ass wont be seeing a red cent. The government just ethered this clown nigga Nas

    • Anonymous

      wtf do jay z raps have to do with nas not paying his taxes. i swear some of you niggas are so damn ignorant it irritating. its always someone elses fault with some of you. its always a conspiracy. foh nigga making your people look bad

    • Real Talk

      Nigga u can talk about the US Gov all U want, its about paying taxes dumbass. Thats the only reason y he is in this situation, u really think Nas can harm this Gov? LOL u weak minded person

  • Anonymous

    Its his own fault, he should have hired an accountant to manage his funds and gotten a Pre Nup when he got married, its no reason for him to be this broke after nearly 20 years of platinum albums, worldwide touring and endorsements, he was either living way beyond his means or he just cant manage his finances at all

    • Real Talk

      @the comment above How the Fuck do u know what kind of Contract Nas has, nigga probably has a 360 deal where they can touch any money that he makes, but I really have no clue. But nigga u acting like your Nas agent and shit, and where the fuck did u get all your info On Jay Z, u collecting them checks? Besides Jay Z worth over 100 Milli go look that up on Forbes, thats a Fact, nigga "I lost 30 mill, SoI spent other 30"-Jay Z

    • Anonymous

      How you know he's broke though, see his bank statements? Now if this article is correct, he keeps his tour, endorsement and appearance money, they're only tapping his ROYALTY/PUBLISHING money, they saw THAT WAS ENOUGH REVENUE to get the bill paid. That man is FAR from broke, and if Nas is broke, THEN WHAT ARE YOU? And you all need to let that child support thing go, Jay is paying 5mil for the kid and each other kid for her "loss of revenue to stay home", a mil a year for expenses and she's CLOCKING, AND she's going back to work, with a cool 5 MILLION DOLLARS for a 2 month maternity leave! I really didn't want to bring Jay into this conversation but Jay is overpaying through that GENEROUS prenup while some laugh at Nas paying 25K a month for CS. That's 300K a YEAR, numbers most commenter's ain't seeing in 5 YEARS.

  • jr88

    i dont know how these artist dont pay their shit?...just hire an accountant and monitor your spending...its not hard... but nas was never the money type of guy..he is just a dude from the hood that has talent and got the fuck out of there...

  • jr88

    this explains alot...working with wack artist like tyga and ross and now nikki...smh those are the type of artist nas disrespects in his rhymes...nas sold out....its ok if he wants to work with them cause he likes them but he is obviously doing it for the money...oh well...stillmatic is still my shit

  • UNCLE SAM ON KILL A NIGGA SEASON

    Niggas really think they can hide from Uncle Sam...

  • Anonymous

    don't fight, bc they'll win, just pay them what they want so they'll go away

  • FUCK UNCLE SAM

    FIGHT THE POWER.

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