Trick Daddy is the latest artist to run into trouble with the IRS, as the Miami rapper owes hundreds-of-thousands of dollars to the government.
According to the Detroit News, Trick Daddy owes the feds over $157,000 in back taxes for monies he earned as far back as 2002.
In addition to the tax troubles, Trick's $320,000 home in Miami was sold last October, after a bank foreclosed on it in May.
The government has placed several liens against the rapper, who recently released his autobiography Magic City: Trials of a Native Son.
A lien was filed against Trick and his wife in September for $85,366 for money he earned in 2007, 2008 and 2009, while another one in July was filed in $16,709 for revenue earned in 2006.
Trick was hit with a separate lien in July as well for $54,979, for income taxes owed in 2002.
In July of 2010, it was revealed that a special undercover unit had been formed to investigate rappers and athletes and their earnings over the years.
Since then, rappers like Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Obie Trice, Method Man, Eve, DMX, Nas, Swizz Beatz, Doug E. Fresh, Mos Def, Beanie Sigel, Wyclef, MC Hammer, Lil Kim, Big Boi, Fat Joe, D12, Young Buck, are among the rappers who owe the IRS since they began the unit several years ago.
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Flights might be canceled, the subway may be delayed and the East Coast might be buried under a foot of snow, but the spirit of Broadway lives on. Elisa Shevitz, director of communications for the Broadway League, told MTV News that Broadway shows will go on as scheduled. Because of the snow, some attendees who had already purchased tickets may be unable to attend those shows, which means some last-minute hard-to-get seats might be available for more popular shows. Those in the city looking for something to do could potentially snag a seat up front for their favorite Broadway show, although Mondays are normally dark for many Broadway productions anway. But considering subways are delayed and New York City streets are hard for cars and pedestrians to navigate, that probably means a longer commute than usual.
The League won't know how ticket sales were affected by the blizzard until they calculate their weekly grosses at the end of the week. "Broadway shows seldom shut down," Shevitz said. "The show goes on. That's the nature of our business."
There haven't been any reported major concerts cancellations either, but that might be because there weren't any major concerts scheduled over the Christmas weekend. Prince is performing December 29 at Madison Square Garden, Passion Pit is playing at the Wellmont Theatre in New Jersey on December 30 and 31, and Phish aren't performing at the Garden until December 30 and January 1.
Fantasia's performance at the Beacon Theatre was postponed Monday (December 27) due to the weather, with the rescheduled show to be announced at a later date. A couple of smaller concerts at venues like the Mercury Lounge were canceled as well.
Funeral arrangements and a memorial party have been announced for veteran New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty, who was gunned down in a double homicide last week.
Tonight (December 26th), a variety of performers from New Orleans will gather to host a memorial show and benefit at Club Red Velvet for Magnolia Shorty, born Renetta Lowe.
Rappers like 5th Ward Weebie, Cheeky Black, Rude Jude, 10th Ward Buck and singer Kourtney Heart, along with others, will hit the stage to raise money for Magnolia Shorty's family.
Final services for Magnolia Shorty, 28, will take place on Thursday, December 30th at the 5th African Baptist Church.
Meanwhile, police are still looking for a motivation into the slayings of Magnolia Shorty and a man who was slain the car with a 25-year-old associate named Jerome "Man Man" Hampton.
According to sources, the shooters drove a white Crown Victoria with tinted windows, although police have no suspects in custody as of press time.
Magnolia Shorty was the second female artist signed to legendary New Orleans Cash Money Records, home to rap stars like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake and others.
"Please stop the violence, It hurts that every time I call I have to hear that we lost someone else to crime," said rapper Turk, who was introduced to Bryan "Birdman" Williams by Magnolia Shorty.
Turk, who is finishing a 12-year prison sentence, went on to join the Cash Money roster as a member of The Hot Boys, which featured Lil Wayne, Juvenile and B.G.
In February of 2010, Turk also lost a family member, when his younger brother Ronald "Rilo" Smith was shot and killed in New Orleans.
"This past February 2010 I lost my little brother Ronald "Rilo" Smith to crime, this must stop. I'm trying to do something positive to help New Orleans and bring us together. The killing must end," Turk said.
Donations to the Renetta Lowe Memorial Fund may be made at Capital One banks, account #5626134485.