“Public Enemy” Rapper Allegedly Didn’t File Taxes A Decade
He made his name and fortune as one half of “Public Enemy,” but it looks like Flavor Flav may be a real one to the IRS.
That’s because the feds have slapped the “Flavor of Love” star with a federal lien for a whopping $3.1 million in back taxes and accused the 80s hitmaker with not paying taxes for 10 years, BOSSIP has learned.
The IRS said Flav – whose real name is William Drayton – didn’t bother to pay Uncle Sam from 2005 through 2015, and now owes a combined total off $3,185,860.18, according to the lien, which was obtained by BOSSIP.
The lien alleges that the bulk of the debt – $1.4 million – was amassed in 2007, when he was filming the second season of “Flavor of Love.”
It’s not the first time that the clock-wearing hype man has been accused of being a tax scofflaw. In 2012, the IRS slapped a lien for nearly $1 million in tax debt. It was unclear Tuesday whether Flav had paid anything on that lien.
The IRS will go to great lengths to collect tax debts and can garnish his income or seize assets like his $500,000 Las Vegas-area home.