Grammy-winning producer/rapper Swizz Beatz finds himself in the hot seat with allegations that he owes close to $3 million to the government in unpaid taxes. According to reports, Swizzy owes $98,000 to NY State, who recently placed a new lead against the rapper over the delinquent tax bill. Sadly for SB, his legal and financial woes stretch far beyond just NY. The musician additionally has federal tax liens filed against him to the tune of $2.6 million which date back to 2010.
Swizz Beatz can officially take his place in line behind Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Lil Wayne and DMX, who are just a sampling of rappers that reportedly owe millions of their own cash to the government.
Ironically, Swizz Beatz and his wife, Alicia Keyes, just scooped up Eddie Murphy’s old digs in Englewood, NJ for a cool $12 mill. SB is sure to stay busy in his new crib which includes a bowling alley, indoor pool, and private recording studio.
According to Forbes’ Cash Kings list, Swizz Beatz raked in $7 million in 2012.