Report: Wyclef Jean Owes $2.1 Million in Taxes

Before he makes his run for president of Haiti, Wyclef Jean might want to set things straight with Uncle Sam first.

The former Fugees frontman, who announced earlier this week that he’s throwing his hat into the ring in Haiti’s upcoming presidential election, owes $2.1 million to the Internal Revenue Service, according to documents unearthed by The Smoking Gun. Jean was slapped with a tax lien in May, after falling behind on payments of his debt. The money is owed on his 2006, 2007 and 2008 income.

The musician-activist addressed the tax situation on Larry King Live on Thursday, telling the talk show host,

“I have great lawyers, and I have great business people that work with me… There is no situation of Wyclef Jean that we will ignore. We respect the IRS very much… Any personal Wyclef matters are being handled as we speak. Everything is paid up.”


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