Nelly Fans Urged To Play His Music To Pay Off Back Taxes

September 15, 2016

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 Things are getting for in here for Cornell Iral Hayes Jr., better known by his stage name, Nelly.  Apparently he has become a victim of a bad accountant and owes almost $2.5 million in back federal taxes, as well as nearly $150,000 in Missouri state taxes.  Although Nelly is a music star, getting an unexpected and quite hefty tax bill can be a Dilemma (even when you're with your boo), so SPIN magazine has come up with an ingenious way to pay Nelly tax bill. They are calling on Nelly fans as possible to stream his hit song "Hot in Herre" or "Ride Wit Me" or any other song from an online source. Based on the Spotify model, the average fee paid to artist per song played on their service is between $0.0006 to $0.0084.  That means Nelly songs would have to be streamed a minimum of 287,176,547 times, not including around 17.8 million streams for the state tax bill.  Although it's possible, it looks like Nelly will have to start writing checks to pay off his taxes.

SOURCE: Newser

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