November 9, 2016


Rick Ross Responds to Owing Millions in Back Taxes: Read His Statement

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIDAL

UPDATE (11/9): Rick Ross has responded to the tax allegations in a statement. A press release reads:

"I've been fortunate enough to experience financial success on a large scale through both my music career and my many business ventures. With this type of financial success comes financial responsibility. As artists we are blessed to be able to make money, but on the same note, are held accountable for our federal tax obligations just like everyone else. I am fully aware of my current dealings with the IRS. This issue arose from an incorrect filing by a prior accountant for the 2012 tax year.  My new team of accountants have corrected the prior filing, and as anyone who has dealt with the IRS understands, it is a process.  We have already satisfied a large portion of these issues and I can assure you that we are working very closely with the IRS to bring a full resolution shortly and will continue moving forward in a positive direction!"

Original Story: Rick Ross owes millions of dollars in back taxes, according to TMZ, which obtained legal docs claiming that the "Devil Is a Lie" rapper didn't pay taxes from 2012 to 2014.

And that dollar amount is more than any purple Lamborghini is's $5.7 million, to be a little more accurate. The site reports that Ross owes $4.6 million from 2012 alone. The IRS has issued a tax lien.

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