After TMZ reported Sunday that Nelly is facing a hefty $2.4 million tax lien from the IRS, his fans sprung into action…thinking that enough people listening to his songs on streaming services will generate enough money to foot the bill.
The lien, filed in August, stems from unpaid taxes in 2013, TMZ reported. The St. Louis native owes $2,412,283 to Uncle Sam, and reportedly $149,511 to the state of Missouri. If Nelly doesn’t pay up, they could seize his assets and property. According to TMZ, sources close to the rapper say he’s working with tax authorities to resolve the issue.
Nevertheless, the hashtag #HotInHerreStreamingParty became a trending topic on Twitter, with backers pledging their support.
But how much streaming would it take to generate enough money to bail him out? Spin did the math.