State Of Missouri Hits “Country Grammar” Singer With Lawsuit
The state of Missouri has accused Nelly of refusing to pay up on a $150,000 in state taxes, and is suing the 90s rap star to garnish the his bank accounts to collect on the massive debt.
According to official records filed in Missouri, the Department of Revenue filed a lien against Nelly, aka Cornell Haynes II, accusing him of owing a total of $149,511.69 for unpaid taxes for the year 2013.
The lien explains that original amount due for the year was $113,533 but with interest ($7,590.94) and additional costs and fees ($28,383.25) the amount has swelled to $150,000.
The document states the lien will be placed against all of the rapper’s assets and property until he pays them in full for the back taxes. Further, they will begin to seize his assets if he doesn’t settle the debt quickly.
The Department of Revenue apparently got tired of waiting for its money and earlier this year filed a lawsuit in an attempt to collect on the $150,000 by garnishing his bank accounts to seize any money he had.
Recently, the Department fired off executions of garnishment to Nelly’s bankers, US Bancorp Investments Inc. and The Business Bank of St. Louis. The companies have yet to respond to the garnishment demands, and are supposed to hand over all money the rapper has in accounts with them.
The case is still active and will continue on with the Department of Revenue attempting to collect on their money.