By Cyrus Langhorne
R&B singer Kelis is catching heat this weekend after tax records leaked online claiming she owes over $300,000 to the government.
According to reports, the "Milkshake" singer's tax debt dates back to two specific years.
Kelis apparently took away one very important life lesson from her ex-hubby Nas ... mainly how NOT to pay her taxes ... to the tune of $300,000. According to a tax lien filed in NYC, the government wants Kelis to fork up over $330,426.71 in unpaid taxes for the years 2004 and 2010. Both 2004 & 2010 were good years for Kelis. In 2004, the "Milkshake" singer went on tour with Britney Spears. In 2010, she headlined her first US tour with singer Robyn. (TMZ)
The singer's ex-husband Nas could not dodge his own financial woes last year.
Nas is the latest rapper to make headlines for tax troubles. God's Son reportedly owes the government over $6 million for a property he owns in Eagles Landing, Ga. This isn't the first time Nasir has has problems with the IRS; for the last three years he filed liens. In addition, the Queens, NY MC reportedly owes money for his condo in his hometown. Managers of the building claim he failed to pay his $420 a month assessment fee since January of last year, and have also filed a lien. (XXL Mag)
Recently, Kells reacted to the rap star using her wedding gown on his upcoming Life Is Good album.
"My feelings about it are not really relevant, but you know at the end of the day Nas is an artist. And for whatever it's worth he's one of the greatest, and especially for what it is he does. So for me, I feel like especially for someone in hip-hop to kind of be genuine and honest, whatever the honesty is about, I think it's awesome. So my feelings about it aren't really necessarily valid, it's just the fact that as an artist I can respect that he wears his feelings on his sleeve." (NME)
Recently, "God's Son" spoke on his publicized 2010 split from Kelis.
"Money was never a thing. Money is money, it's material. Love is real. Money isn't. At the end of the day, that didn't matter. It wasn't like she came at me like that. The way it came out in public was like that. It just went wrong in a lot of areas," he revealed in an interview. "I still will marry again. If I get hit by that love, I'll still do it again. It's just life. You live and learn and you grow. ... Shout out to Kelis. She's an amazing woman and that's the mother of my child and she's great and everything is good." ("Tim Westwood TV")