Mystikal hasn’t had the greatest of encounters with the law recently. The rapper was released from prison after posting bond for rape charges. With his trial set to begin in May, he’s also having issues with paying his taxes. Mystikal reportedly owes $3 million in back taxes and interests, and he’s trying to have the case be thrown out completely.
According to The Blast, the rapper denies any responsibility in the taxes he owes for the years 1997-2002, 2007, 2008 and 2011-2013. The documents state that he’s accusing his management team and record label on being responsible for mishandling his finances.
“For the years 1997 through 2002, Defendant reasonably believed that his income tax filings and payments were being handled by his record labels and other representatives.” Mystikal said in the documents.
This isn’t the first time he has dealt with tax issues. Back in 2006, he served one year behind bars for tax evasion.