Nas Owes IRS Over $2.5 Mil In Back Taxes

AllHipHop Staff

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.