I guess this is where we stop making jokes about Iggy Azalea being this decade’s Vanilla Ice. I mean, even Vanilla Ice remembered to pay his taxes. According to TMZ, the unlicensed PaRappa the Rapper character owes the IRS $391,056.55 in unpaid income taxes from 2014. 2014 was the year Iggy’s most profitable album, The New Classic, was released, as well as the last year people were willing to pay money to see Iggy perform. The only problem is, the tax man doesn’t play when you forget to give him his cut of your earnings, and TMZ says Iggy recently found herself on the shit end of a tax lien.
Iggy should have filed her taxes over a year ago, and who the hell knows why she didn’t. I doubt she’ll be able to claim that she was “too busy” in 2015 to do them, since I’m pretty sure the IRS won’t accept getting into Twitter fights with Papa John’s as a valid excuse. Or maybe it was never her plan to pay income tax. Maybe that’s why she got a new face and body: as a sneaky way to evade the IRS when they came a-knocking on her front door looking for their money. “There’s nobody home but a wax figure of Iggy Azalea. We’ll try again next week.”
I’d be pissing my pants if I had to hand over almost $400,000 to the government ASAP. But this couldn’t have come at a better time for Iggy. There’s a 99.99999% chance her relationship with Nick Young is over, and she’s got a $500,000 engagement ring on her left hand that she hasn’t pawned yet. Actually, she could kill two birds with one giant tacky yellow stone by mailing her ring to the IRS with a note telling them not to worry about refunding her the $100,000 and just to apply it to her 2015 taxes that she probably won’t do either.
Here’s more of Iggy wearing the most busted outfit from a high school sewing class fashion show at the iHeartRadio Awards last night.