The decision behind rapper Lil' Kim
's decision to join Dancing with the Stars
was already rife with speculations, but now that news has come out that the celebrity partner of Derek Hough
owes the tax man nearly a million dollars worth of back taxes, for gossipers, the pieces of the puzzle are coming together.
According to published reports, records show that Lil' Kim owes $979,000 in state and federal tax liens in California, New York, and New Jersey, in relation still to the tax problems she had in 2004. The figure includes $833,000 worth of liens filed by the IRS in New Jersey, and the remaining tax debt includes a $4,089 lien filed by the state of California, $129,410 worth of liens filed by the state of New Jersey and a $12,599 tax warrant filed by the state of New York. The rapper also missed payment on her Bentley automobile and was sued by Simon & Schuster, Inc.
The rapper's spokeswoman Lisa Perkins says that Lil' Kim is working to pay off the debt.
Dancing the cha cha cha, Lil' Kim and Derek Hough scored a respectable 21 out of 30 on the last episode of Dancing with the Stars
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Reality TV Magazine
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