(AllHipHop News) News recently broke that Nelly owes $2,412,283 in back taxes to the federal government. The St. Louis native is getting help from the public to help pay off that debt.
Instead of launching a crowdsourcing campaign, Nelly fans started the #HotInHereStreamingParty hashtag to get their followers to stream the #1 single "Hot in Herre" and other songs by the rapper.
According to Spin, Nelly would need a lot of people to play his music on Spotify to make up for the $2.4 million. The publication reports:
At the bare minimum, you’ll have to stream a Nelly joint 402,880,500 times to make a decent dent on his tax issues. If Nelly’s lucky enough to be on the $.0084 end of the royalty spectrum, the best case scenario sees you plugging through 287,176,547 streams. (Of course, the revenue has to also be divided between labels and publishers, but let’s hope they’ll be charitable herre.)