Lil' Wayne owes over $1 million in taxes, Wesley Snipes' appeal denied
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service filed liens last month in Dade County Circuit Court against the Young Money rapper's Florida property totaling $1,138,759.71 for back taxes in 2004, 2005 and 2007, according to court filings. The address listed on the liens is the same address as Lil Wayne's One Family Foundation. The group couldn't be immediately reached today for comment.
Lil Wayne, who is now serving a one-year sentence in New York's Riker's Island prison for gun possession, paid another IRS lien of $977,840 in 2008, the Detroit News reports.
While in prison, the platinum-selling musician has been posting letters to his web site, telling fans what he's up to behind bars and sending shout outs to supporters.
Lil' Wayne, also known as Weezy and less frequently by his given name, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., is not the only celebrity with run-ins with the IRS. Actor Wesley Snipes faces up to three years in prison now that a federal judge denied on Friday his appeal of a 2008 conviction for not filing tax returns between 1999 and 2004 -- amounting to about $17 million in owed taxes. The star of the Blade vampire movies, White Men Can't Jump and most recently, Brooklyn's Finest, has been out on bail awaiting the appeal decision, The Los Angeles Times reports.