Nelly Says He Shouldn't Pay Taxes During Government Shutdown

Nelly says that since the taxes are supposed to pay for the government, which is shut down, that he shouldn't have to pay taxes while the government remains shut down.

Nelly says he shouldn’t have to pay taxes during the government shutdown.

“I’m trying to campaign since the government ain’t working, we shouldn’t have to pay taxes because paying taxes is supposed to pay for the government, which in turn is not working,” Nelly says during an interview with VH1. “So if they’re not working, I shouldn’t have to pay taxes.”

Much of the United States government shut down last week after Congress and the President were unable to agree on a funding bill by the September 30 deadline. The last time the government had a shutdown was 1995. That shutdown lasted 21 days and carried into 1996.

Given his income, Nelly, who released his M.O. album last week, says any tax savings he could experience would be beneficial.

“Me being in the upper echelon of the tax bracket, [I] feel that the money that I could be saving over these next couple a days could be very vital to my survival,” he says. “That’s how I feel about it. So ya’ll keep bangin’.”

During an exclusive interview with Papoose last week, the rapper said that House Republicans moving to shutter the federal government unless the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is delayed or defunded is the “perfect example of self-destruction,” which is likely what Nelly was referring to with his “ya’ll keep bangin’” comment.

“It’s just a small group of Republicans that’s hating on Obamacare,” Papoose said. “There’s a lot of people who are upset, but they don’t take the time to analyze the basics of the problem. It’s all about money. It’s some ridiculous amount of people with no insurance—45 to 50 million people with no insurance. I just feel like Obamacare is providing affordable insurance for poor people. They don’t like that because these insurance companies are all about making money. They’re not thinking about the health of people and longevity and preserving life. It’s just a small group of people that’s hating on Obamacare. That’s the situation. That’s the basics of this whole situation and they’re just being selfish and they want to shutdown. That’s definitely what it is.”

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  • Anonymous

    An Nelly is a moron, dont pay stupid they just come get it when the Goverment open back up and send you dumb behind to Jail when you cant pay it

  • 50 cent

    yo its the kid 50cent againg, just wanna tell everybody im rich im rich im filthy fucking rich

  • 50 cent

    yo its the kid 50 cent! nelly shut your broke ass up boy, pay your taxes or do tha time boy, im all bout dollas I might even loan the government some cash money 2 help them clowns out

  • chris

    hmm lets take a quick note here. If the government is sut down it would make more sense for the people ot not have ot pay taxes, because as was stated "taxes go to pay the government for working which it isnt" , but the government IS working to fill the pockets of the members of the senate and congress. Obamacare IS NOT GOOD, it is a INFLATED healthinsurance that if you reach 76 and are diagnosed with cancer you receive NO HELP, after age 76 you are required every 5 yrs for "life management" By allowing the government ot take in and over your rights, obamacare also has notes that the federal government can go in to your private accounts and remove money reguardless of whats goin on in your life. Dont pay the government taxes for working against you, not one ounce of this shut down has helped anyone, in fact it has spurned and causes more civil unrest, because Obama wont adhere to reason, and negate unnessceary spending and I quote from his speech "if you can't pay your mortgage this month, that means your a deadbeat" yeah thats a mighty great "leader" wois also letting his mother in law live in the whitehouse at tax payer exspense. the goverment shut down is closing property and businesses that dont even operate on federal funding, but are on "federal property" so yeah i agree with nelly if the government isnt working we shouldnt be paying them to do nothing

  • zxdsad

    Yo Nelly! STFU already, no-one cares about your opinion on politics. This is like when Chappelle talked about MTV asking Ja Rule what he thought of the 9/11 attacks...

  • Anonymous

    For as simplistic as the comment is at first glance, he has a point.

  • Ja Rule Army

    oh word next tax season Breaking News "Nelly Sentenced 12 Months for Tax Evasion"

    • Anonymous

      he didnt say he wasnt gonna pay his taxes though. he say he shouldnt have too. hes not as dumb as the celebrities you listed

    • Ja Rule Army

      Bill Gates got more paper than Nelly (see how stupid thats sounds thats your logic) Yup Ja, Fat Joe, Lauryn Hill, Wesley Snipes = suffered All I said was if Nelly don't pay taxes = fine & jail Nelly would join that list

    • Anonymous

      nelly gots more paper than ja, he's not dumb enough to go to prison over that bullshit

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the sentiment of his point but substantively it doesn't make any sense.

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