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Rapper Lil Scrappy: A TV star with a ton of debt and no financial assets whatsoever

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Reported by Liku Zelleke

Lil Scrappy, the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star is having legal troubles with the Department of Revenue who have slapped him with a tax lien to the tune of $8,270.18 adding woes to the rapper who already owes money due to legal disputes.

Scrappy, whose real name is Darryl Kevin Richardson II, was handed the tax lien to add to the whopping $258,000 that he already owes after he lost a series of lawsuits.

Chancy Hope won a judgment against Scrappy and is owed $150,000. In another lawsuit, Heavy Rotation, a concert booking company is also expecting $108,510.38 from the 30-year-old rapper. It has been reported that his checks from “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” are being garnished to pay for both settlements.

On April 4th, the Georgia Department of Revenue filed a lien against Scrappy for failing to pay his taxes in 2006. The original amount would have been $2,927 had he paid his taxes then. But, it reached the current amount after a $1,000 in interest, $3,000 in various penalties and another $1,374 in collection and other miscellaneous costs were added on top.

Reportedly, documents reveal that the Department of Revenue sniffed around to see if Scrappy had any personal property to put a lien on. They went through everything he owned and found that he actually didn’t have any assets to put a lien on – at least not for now.

Atlanta’s Lil Scrappy is the protégé of producer and rapper Lil Jon. He discovered Scrappy while performing in a bar, when a fight broke out during his set. He was signed on to Lil Jon’s BME Recordings along with label mate Trillville – making them some of the first entertainers to perform under the company.

Right now, Lil Scrappy has managed to create a loyal following in the Atlanta hip hop scene and all throughout the southeast of the country.