Contact Us

Fans Come Together to Save Nelly From $2.4 Million Tax Debt

In August, the IRS hit Nelly with a $2.4 million tax lien. Now, fans are coming together to stream his songs as many times as possible in an attempt to help the St. Louis rapper’s financial problems.

With that amount of money owed, the IRS could start seizing assets and property. According to the report, Nelly is already working on getting the situation rectified. Still, that’s a lot of money, and as a result, the fans are doing their part on social media and streaming services.

The payout for a Spotify artist “per stream” lands between $0.006 and $0.0084. According to Spin, who did the math, you’ll have to stream a Nelly song 402,880,500 times to make a dent in his $2.4 million tax lien. If Nelly is earning close to $.0084 for each stream, the absolute, best-case scenario would have you listening to “Hot in Herre” 287,176,547 times.

However, the good news is that if fans pool their streams and act collectively, there’s a much better chance of helping out the “E.I.” artist. The #SaveNelly and #HotInHerreListeningParty phenomenons took Twitter by storm, and some hilarious GIFs and photos ensued. The Country Grammar MC has yet to address the outpouring of love and support from his fans. If you want to join in, just listen to Nelly’s records on any streaming service, and take to social media to share with others.

As TMZ reported, the St. Lunatic also has money issues on the local level, as the Missouri Department of Revenue said he still owes $149,511 in unpaid state taxes from 2013.

In more positive news, earlier this summer, Nelly’s debut album Country Grammar became only the ninth rap album to reach certified diamond status. The album dropped back in 2000, and 16 years later reaches the coveted mark of over 10 million records sold. Executives from RIAA awarded Nelly with the diamond plaque on July 26 at the Musicians On Call event in Philadelphia.

Subscribe to MIX 108 on

Latest From Mix 108

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for MIX 108 All Access quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive MIX 108 All Access contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.