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Rapper MC Hammer has assured fans he has paid off his $700,000-plus tax bill after reports suggested he was facing legal action from U.S. authorities.

The hip-hop veteran reportedly owed $779,585 in payments dating back to 1996 and tax officials reportedly filed suit against the star and his wife to recoup the cash.

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Hammer insists the bill has already been paid in full.

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In a post on his Twitter page, he writes, "700k... Don't get too excited... I paid them already and kept my receipt. Stamped by a US Federal Judge."

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