Lil Wayne Hit With $12.8M In Taxes As $1.5M Donated To Black Lives Matter

Maryam Louise - Author
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Oct. 26 2016, Updated 2:54 p.m. ET

Lil Wayne was partying at Super Bowl 50, but as soon as the weekend closed, he was hit with an estimated $900,000 lien and told he owes $12.8 million in taxes. This could potentially be frustrating news for Lil Wayne since he has also been active in giving back with charities.

The idea of a soft-hearted Lil Wayne might have come as a shock to television reporter Katie Couric, according to DJ Booth. In their February article, they stated that Katie Couric said in 2009 that she was “nervous” about interviewing Lil Wayne at that time, because he made a statement about how he was “a rapper. And I am a gangsta. And I do what I want.”

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Obviously, since 2009, Lil Wayne has changed — and he even attended a Stop the Violence charity fundraiser in May 2015. Nevertheless, being non-violent does not mean not being outspoken, and Lil Wayne got up in arms at the referee of that charity basketball sports event.

According to Hollywood Life, “…Lil Wayne disagreed with quite a few of the ref’s calls, and eventually confronted him on the court — allegedly spitting on him before chasing after him in a fit of rage.”

However, despite public perceptions of his past, Lil Wayne is still looking to show he has changed, and is using his new business venture, TIDAL, to give back to the community.

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