Music producer Jermaine Dupri is accused of screwing Uncle Sam out of nearly $500,000.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the Internal Revenue Service filed a federal lien against Dupri (real name Jermaine Dupri Mauldin) in Georgia. The document accuses the uber-successful producer of owing a ton of money for the years 2013 through 2018.
The document accuses the uber successful producer of owing a ton of money for the years 2013 through 2018. The grand total owed for the years comes to $493,095, which includes a ton of penalties and interest since the bills remained unpaid for years.
The breakdown of the bill is $52,880.22 (2013), $108,230.96 (2014), $84,570 (2015), $71,080.88 (2016), $71,207 (2017) and $105,125.33 (2018). The IRS warns Dupri if he doesn’t cough up the money quickly, they will begin the process of seizing his property and assets.
Dupri has worked with everyone from Mariah Carey, TLC, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Nelly, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Bow Wow.
He was also the founder of the So So Def company which managed everyone from Usher to Kris Kross.
Dupri celebrated thr 25th anniversay of his label in 2018. However, he hasn't been working on any big projects in the years since.
The music producer has a long history of problems paying his bills. In 2002, Dupri had his property seized by the IRS over millions owed.
Feds arrived at Dupri's mansion and seized a portion of his car collection along with furniture and computers.
Back in 2013, he paid off a massive $3 million lien for taxes owed for 2006-2008.
The following year, Dupri had his Atlanta mansion foreclosed on after he failed to make his monthly payments. He tried for years to save the home from being seized by the bank but ended up failing in the end.
At the time, Dupri owed $2.5 million on his property worth $3.7 million.
Dupri accused the bank of changing the terms of his loan and making it impossible for him to make his monthly payments.