Bubba Sparxxx is now officially a member of a group with a dubious distinction: emcees who are in tax debt.
TMZ.com reports that Timbaland’s former artist owes $29,266.88 in back taxes from 2006. Originally, the amount was only $15,000, but interest and fees have accrued, doubling what the rapper owed.
The State of Georgia is now reportedly garnishing the rapper’s wages through BMI, taking $3,622.45 since March of this year thus far. BMI is responsible for sending out royalties to artists, and the amount garnished was all the money Bubba was owed during that period.
Sparxxx’s camp has yet to comment on the matter.
UPDATE: While Bubba Sparxxx owes $30,000 in back taxes to Georgia, the former Beat Club rapper actually owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Federal Government.
“I was having a good time and just wasn’t attentive to a lot of issues,” he told TMZ. My main issue was Mr. Tax Man, which I neglected because of doing things I had no business doing.
“This past year I have now changed all of that. I have stopped partying and hanging out … I got a tax lawyer and a business accountant to get my tax situation handled,” he continued. “I plan on paying my debt with my new album.”
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