Another hip-hop artist, another who owes Uncle Sam. This time, it’s multi-platinum producer Swizz Beatz.
According to the Detroit News’ Tax Watchdog blog, Swizzy (real name: Kasseem Dean) owes more than $2.2 million to the state of New York and the IRS for delinquent state and federal taxes.
Here’s the rundown, according to the paper:
- The IRS filed a $652,727 lien against Swizz Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, on June 3 with the Rockland County (N.Y.) Clerk. According to the lien, which you can see here, he owes income taxes from 2008.
- The state of New York filed a $162,300 tax warrant against Dean and his ex-wife Feb. 4, 2009, with the New York County Clerk.
- The IRS filed a $556,986 lien against Dean and his ex-wife on Aug. 18, 2008, in Rockland County. They owe 2007 income taxes, according to this public record.
- The IRS filed an $842,645 lien against Dean and his ex-wife March 4, 2008, with the Somerset County (N.J.) Clerk. According to this lien, they owe income taxes from 2006.
“We have been discussing the issue with the government for years and are currently negotiating an amicable resolution of the dispute,” Swizz’s attorney said to TheBoomBox.com.
The producer has not publicly commented on the situation.