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Meth: Makes Complex's List of 20 Rappers, Producers & Label Heads Who Hit Rock Bottom
When did they go broke?
Arguably the most humorous entry on this list, Method Man has had trouble keeping his financial ducks in row. The rapper/basehead/Method Man Presents: The Strip Game director was said to have owed $52,503 in income taxes. In 2009, the Department of Taxation repossessed his Lincoln Navigator. According to Meth, the IRS had been hounding him to pay his back taxes since '02. "I never paid that shit because I don't think like that," he hilariously told the New York Daily News.
Did they recover?
Meth chalked up his money problems to a legendarily crippling weed habit ("I forget everything else"). He was facing a four-year prison sentence for tax evasion when, in 2010, he pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Failure to Pay Taxes. He's kept relatively quiet since then, but 20 years after Enter the Wu-Tang, it's clear that cash still rules everything around him.
Just because Meth didn't pay his taxes doesn't mean he is/was broke. That just means he didn't pay his taxes.