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Flavor Flav Reportedly Owes The IRS Millions After Not Paying Taxes For 10 Years

Some rich people are just horrible with keeping up with their cash. But why can’t they just hire someone to deal with it though?


In 2012, agents went after Flava Flav for owing $1 million in back taxes for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006.

But his money woes aren’t all behind him, apparently.

According to reports, Flavor Flav has not paid his taxes for over 10 years. From 2005 to 2015, evidently.

Uhh. Really?

He now allegedly owes $3.1 million to the IRS. Well, $3,185,860.18. But who is counting?


Maybe that is why he was reportedly suing Chuck D and several Public Enemy managers and producers last year?

He filed the lawsuit for unpaid royalties and use of his likeness on Public Enemy's album, "Nothing is Quick in the Desert."

His attorney, A. Eric Bjorgum, declared in the legal documents that "the group's management and related companies have for years attempted to minimize his role in the Public Enemy business."

He claims they continue to use FF’s image and voice for publicity and he says the rapper never gave permission for his image to be used on Public Enemy merchandise.

"On or about June 29, 2017, Drayton was shocked to see that a new 'Public Enemy' album was being released, and his image was being used in multiple media outlets to promote the album. He had never heard of the album, nor heard any of the final mixes," the legal documents reveal.

The lawsuit claims Flav is no longer receiving regular royalty payments, even though he reportedly wrote more than 50 Public Enemy tracks. He said in the lawsuit that royalties "have diminished to almost nothing, and Drayton has been refused accountings, even on the items bearing his likeness."

Chuck D responded to the lawsuit, stating that Flavor Flav "has his rights, but took a wrong road" with this move, before seemingly pinning the blame on Flav's new management team.

"People can lighten up on Flav. It's his new mgt that vengefully felt that suing a 3rd party & connecting me was a good move for him #stupid."

Chuck also tweeted, "Flav will be ok. @tmz Drama is beneath me considering our Age. It's low entertainment but I definitely like to find those 50 songs he wrote."

All that aside, Chuck D had said that Public Enemy would still be performing together, stating, "We will be [together] on a future stage" and says Flav "will again be embarrassed admitting on stage about the way it spun out. It’s always this way with him."

Flav soon popped up on Twitter, insisting that he and his bandmate are still on good terms;  "#ATTENTION EVERYONE!! this is Flavor Flav speaking himself,,,I love my partner Chuck D everyone so don't get it twisted,,we will fix it,!!FF."

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