From The-Dream to Method Man, we've all heard stories about rappers and singers owing back taxes to the IRS. But we've never seen a story this ridiculous and, well, substantial. According to TMZ, Lil Kim owes the IRS $1.03 million because she has reportedly failed to pay her taxes for the years 2002-2009.
But Kim's team isn't having it. Her publicist issued a statement claiming that the amount isn't as much as has been reported and that it's all being taken care of. You can read the statement below:
"It is a known fact that for some time TMZ has been running stories on celebrities or well known persons of interest and providing the general public and media with publicly accessible information on random celebrities and their private matters with the internal revenue service, this [sic] does not come as a surprise, as it is Tax Season and is a sell-able media opportunity,it is for no other reason that Kimberly Jones (a/k/a: LIL' KIM) is now the target of such random media scrutiny.As it pertains to the story that was ran on TMZ (February 4,2012)regarding Lil' Kim, we would like to inform fans,media, and the general public, that LIL' KIM has hired professional attorneys to handle this matter(embellished by all standards via the media), and that she, along with her team of legal experts are working cooperatively and diligently with the I.R.S and federal authorities to amicably resolve the situation.
Publicist for 'Lil Kim'"
Just so you know, it took everything in me to not write this as my lead: It looks like Lil' Kim is in some big trouble, har har. [HHDX]