Lil Jon hasn’t had a hit in recent years and the impact the drought has had on his financial situation found its way onto the Internet a few days ago.
The IRS filed a $638,937 lien against him in 2008 with the Charleston County, South Carolina Recorder and listed his $1.9 million oceanfront mansion in Isle of Palms, according to the Detroit News. But the southern rapper, who is known for mainstreaming crunk music, had that home foreclosed on in August and the bank has since sold it.
Hopefully things will turn around for the Atlanta-based performer following his stint on upcoming season of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice where he will be competing against Gary Busey, Latoya Jackson, former co-host on The View Star Jones, Dionne Warwick, Survivor winner Richard Hatch, and retired baseball player Jose Canseco, all of whom have had a run-in with the IRS themselves.
Jon’s debut solo album, Crunk Rock, was released in June of last year via BME and Universal Republic. The LP featured collaborations with LMFAO, Pitbull, Pastor Troy, Soulja Boy, and the Ying Yang Twins, amongst others. But it didn’t perform as well as expected selling less than 10,000 copies in its first week.