Nas Owes IRS Over $2.5 Mil In Back Taxes
Â Rapper Nas is the latest artist to run into tax problems with the IRS, as he owes millions of dollars to the federal government.
The IRS filed a lien against Nas claiming the rapper owes $2,584,206.31 to the government for unpaid taxes on income earned throughout 2006 and 2007.
The rapper inked a multi-million dollar four-album deal with Def Jam in early 2006 and released Hip-Hop is Dead, his debut for the label and eighth solo effort.
In 2007 he released a Greatest Hits album, while 2008 saw the release of his controversial Untitled album.
In 2009, Nas was ordered to pay almost $44,000 a month in child support to his estranged wife, R&B singer Kelis.
Nas was also ordered to pay $45,000 in attorney fees and for a forensic accountant.
Kelis filed for divorce from Nas in April, citing irreconcilable differences.