MC Hammer sued over back taxes

WENN, Monday, December 12, 2011, 10:56am (PST)
  • Rapper MC Hammer is facing legal action from U.S. authorities after failing to stay on top of his back taxes dating from 1996 and 1997.

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    The "U Can't Touch This" hitmaker, whose real name is Stanley Burrell, filed for bankruptcy in 1996 after finding himself in $13 million of debt.

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    He has since overcome his money problems, but tax officials are refusing to let him off -- they have filed suit against Hammer and his wife, and are demanding all of his concert fees be sent directly to them to pay off the $779,585 he still owes, according to

    MC Hammer joins the likes of Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne and Nas, who have all previously been in debt to the Internal Revenue Service.

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