The U.S. government swooped down on MC Hammer in an effort to get money they claim they’re owed in back taxes. TMZ reports the rapper/entrepreneur owes Uncle Sam $779,585 and that the government has filed a lawsuit against Hammer and his wife to recoup its losses.
According to the documents obtained by TMZ, the back taxes are from 1996 and 1997, which were Hammer’s most troubled financial years. Uncle Sam is demanding any concert earnings Hammer makes be automatically redirected to the government.
Hammer infamously filed for bankruptcy in 1996, after plunging into $13 million debt. So far his reps have not commented.