Late last month, New York newspaper The Daily News reported that rapper Method Man was too high to pay taxes and that his Lincoln Navigator was seized as a consequence.

In the interview, Method Man explained that “Myself, I’m a pothead. It’s no secret. Everyone knows that. I go on the road and forget everything else. Sure, [the tax department] sent letters to my house saying, ‘We need this money.’ They started sending them in 2002. Here it is, 2009, and I never paid this shit because I don’t think like that!

But in a video that was featured on WorldStarHipHop earlier this week Method Man makes a few clarifications regarding The Daily News interview.

I’m back. I forgot to clear up one more thing up,Method Man explained. “At the end of the article it says, the reporter and shit says I didn’t pay my taxes. It was a play on the Afroman song. We was playing around. It was jokes. You know what I mean? We was joking around at the end of the article and it wasn’t fair that The Daily News put that headline on there.

Filmed on the set of one of his upcoming videos, Method Man made sure to point out his soberness.

And I’m sober right now at my video shoot,” said Method Man. “These nigga’s been smoking in the background. I’m sober right now telling y’all this.

Blackout 2, Method Man and Redman’s second studio album as a duo is expected to be released on May 19.