Nelly is in another tax trouble after being charged with a federal tax lien a total of $2,412,283 in August. This is by far the biggest celebrity tax lien ever seen, reaching the $2 million mark.
This isn't the first tax trouble the rapper has encountered. In 2013, Nelly owes the Missouri Department of Revenue a total of $149,511 of unpaid state taxes. It was originally $113,533 but add the interest and the rapper had to pay an additional $35,978.
Sources say that the amount is so big that government can actually start taking his properties and assets but Nelly is now in the talks with tax officials to resolve the issues.
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr is Nelly's real name. He is a songwriter, singer, rapper, investor, entrepreneur, and have even tried acting in a couple of movies. He started his career in the music industry with Midwest Hip Hop group "The Lunatics". Six years later, he signed with Universal Records where he began his solo career.
His debut album "Country Grammar" was a top 10 hit and reached the number 1 spot on the "Billboard 200". The album sold over 8.4 million copies in the US alone. Nelly's second novel "Nellyville" also reached number one with its "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" that features Kelly Rowland. The album also featured a song with Justin Timberlake "Work It"
Nelly won 2 Grammys in 2 consecutive years (2003 and 2004). He also starred in the hit film "The Longest Yard" in 2005.According to reports, the rapper has a net worth of $60 million, sold over 20 million records, and 2 clothing lines "Apple Bottoms" and "Vokal."
Nelly isn't the only celebrity to be hit by IRS for huge unpaid taxes, couple Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling were charged with $707,487.30 of federal tax lien and $259,108.23 in back taxes to the State of California in 2014. Then in 2016, the couple was sued for their unpaid bills totaling $37,981.97 by American Express.