Nelly fans rally 'Hot In Herre' streams to help pay off $2.4 million tax debt

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With the revelation that Nelly is facing a massive $2.4 million tax lien from the IRS, fans are rallying to help the Grammy winner keep his assets in the best way they know how: by listening to "Hot in Herre" over and over again, of course.

The #HotInHerreStreamingParty has heated up on Twitter, with backers pledging their support and offering advice to their comrades, such as this pro tip:

TMZ, who reported the lien over the weekend, says that sources close to the rapper say he's working with tax authorities to resolve the issue. The $2.4 million lien, which was filed in August, stems from unpaid taxes in 2013. If Nelly doesn't pay what he owes to the IRS, they could seize his assets and property.

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A US rapper Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., famous by the name Nelly, watches the final game of Roger Federer of Switzerland and Milos Raonic of Canada at the men's singles final of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 30: Rapper Nelly performes onstage at the Playboy Party at the W Scottsdale During Super Bowl Weekend, on January 30, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Playboy)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: Rapper Nelly performs onstage during the 30th annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show Kickoff Party at the Palms Casino Resort on March 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Nightclub & Bar Media Group)
A US rapper Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., famous by the name Nelly, watches the final game of Roger Federer of Switzerland and Milos Raonic of Canada at the men's singles final of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 18: Rapper Nelly joins demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown as they make their voices heard on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters have been vocal asking for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 12: Rapper Nelly takes part in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: Rapper Nelly performs during MTV's TRL 'Total Finale Live' at the MTV studios in Times Square on November 16, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
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So, can streaming "Hot in Herre" really help make a dent in Nelly's massive debt? Spin ran the numbers, providing a harsh reality check: With Spotify paying an artist just $0.006 to $0.0084 per stream, even if Nelly is on the highest end of the spectrum, he needs at least 287,176,547 to settle his bill with Uncle Sam -- and that's not accounting for the cut of the royalties that will go to his labels and publishers. Good gracious!


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