Swizz Beatz Speaks Out On Tax Issues
By// Chandler Rollins
Reports have been brewing this week that Swizz Beatz is the newest victim of Uncle Sam. The star rapper and producer, born Kasseem Dean, was speculated to owe $100,000 in back taxes to the state of New York and a whopping $2.6 million in federal taxes.
Dean spoke out against the allegations in an interview with BET.com. He divulged his past tax issues in 2006, but made it clear that he has been in good standing with the IRS since.
“First and foremost, I don’t have no tax issues. And if I have a $100,000 tax issue then I’m in serious trouble,” he admitted. “I’m not really going to speak, but everyone will see what it is. At this time I don’t feel no need to speak, but the facts are the facts and the people who put it out there, they’re going to have to retract that due to the facts.”
Watch the rest of his interview with BET.com below.