D12's Kon Artis Talks Tax Troubles

 D12 members Kon Artis and Kuniva have run afoul with the IRS, joining a plentiful list of celebrities facing the same situation. Of the two, Kuniva and his wife owe $137,702 in taxes on income earned from 2004-2006. Kuniva also owes $16,590 to the state of Michigan.

Kon Artist, aka Denaun Porter, owes $61,501 for unpaid taxed. In an interview with the Detroit News, he revealed that his debt could be wiped out in as little as two months.

"I'm not questioning the IRS," Kon Artist told the Detroit News. It could have been a combination of not paying enough (taxes), it could have been them not accepting enough write-offs…Take my publishing checks. I'll make money elsewhere…I'm done with them at the end of the year."

D12 recently kicked off the “Dazed and Dirty Tour,” a nationwide outing that also features Hip-Hop duo Potluck.

The group is in Denton, Texas tonight (September 4) at the R. Bar.

Full tour dates are listed below:


Sept 04 - Denton TX @ R. Bar
Sept 05 - Houston TX @ House of Blues
Sept 06 - New Orleans LA @ House of Blues
Sept 08 - Atlanta GA @ Apache Café
Sept 09 - Charlotte NC @ Amos' Southland
Sept 10 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Sept 11 - Scranton PA @ Clarion Hotel
Sept 12 - Worcester MA @ The Palladium
Sept 13 - New Haven CT @ Toad's Place
Sept 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Sept 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Sept 17 - West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theater
Sept 18 - Columbus, OH @ Skullys
Sep  19 - Indianapolis IN @ Music Mill
Sept 20 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Sept 22 - Davenport, IA @ Red Stone Room
Sept 23 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
Sept 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
Sept 25 - East Lansing, MI @ Small Planet
Sept 26 - Detroit MI @ Eagle Theatre