Update: Method Man Arrested for Tax Evasion

Method Man is currently in police custody on tax-evasion charges according to the Staten Island Advocate.

Apparently Meth is at Shaolin’s 120 Police Precinct awaiting arraignment. As of press time details on the case are unclear, but it may be related to Tical’s tax problems from last March. As previously reported, the department of taxation repossessed his Lincoln Navigator after he failed to pay $52,503 in arrears.

Meth blamed the ordeal on his marijuana consumption. “Myself, I’m a pothead,” he told New York’s Daily News in March. “It’s no secret. Everyone knows that. I go on the road and forget everything else.”

Stay tuned to XXL as more details become readily available.-Max G

Update: ABC Eyewitness News reports that Mr. Meth voluntarily turned himself in this morning. Prosecutors are charging that he failed to pay any taxes over the last four years. He owes a grand total of $32,799 in taxes, not including fees and faces a maximum of four years in jail. 

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  • Tre

    Damn Meth, Get ya taxes together.



    16Th amendment…..might wanna take a look at that meth…..


    DANG, MEF….You are broke? Guess u better sue RZA also or come on with HOW HIGH II…Prime example, although Method never fronted like he is Rich, Jay-Z said it best…THere are more BROKE rappers than RICH rappers…So kids do your homework and get a good education, because these guys are selling you champagne dreams, while they LIVING on a 40 oz budget. I hope Meth pulls thru!!! Cant blame the weed for not being on your game. Method Man, time to get on your business.

  • gkid12345

    Police are just dying to nab a rapper nowadays.

  • Chilly Willy

    Fuck the Silly shit.

    If you a pothead, Meth, get yourself a white lawyer for your money and shit. Ask Dave Chappelle. Zippity-Doo-Dah !

    Nah, for real. Meth, get your math together !

    Peace !

  • Prince Caesar

    Priorities…don’t blame it on the bud.

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    Recession aint kind 2 ni99as.

    • that nigga

      Nigga, where the fuck you been at. We as Black People been in the “Recession” since we were let off the shackled together.

      • that nigga

        “left off the boat shackled” ^^

  • http://K1ngEljay.com King Eljay

    Smh. Well… they got Blade (lol), and now they got Method Man… dudes need to pay their taxes maaan…

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  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Damn Meth you need to get yourself together partna…we in a recession so the government itching to get their hands on whatever money they can get…

  • avengerxl

    dust blunts will do that to you! I never feel sorry for cats he get their chance in life and don’t handle their business(see young buck). whatever the excuse it is not good enough.

  • sealsaa

    Damn, Ron Isley, Wesley Snipes, now Method Man. No one likes paying taxes, but priorities are priorities.

  • Silly Chilly Willy

    Damn !!! This is like the worst WuTang Financial commercial evaaaar !!!

    Get yo math together, Meth!

  • Dino

    Don’t fuckin’ fuck with the taxman!! Whatever ya do…PAY YA FUCKIN’ TAXES!!! If you’re a wall street mogul, a hustla, or just a night manager at 7/11, taxes are the one thing you CAN’T dodge….Guilt is easily proven when Uncle Sam wants their dough…. Oh and Meth? I can empathize with your ‘excuse’, but damn… get an accountant, brotha!!!!!! Keep ya head up though! TICAL!!!

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    If he goes to jail, would that be street cred worthy?

    Have y’all seen the pictures of Max B? Dudes a lot less wavy these days…

    • Brooklyn

      yeah, it must be hard for a nigga to get hair relaxer behind bars, when i saw a picture of ron isley while he was locked up, his s-curl was busted. but when you that rich, can’t you just hire some motherfucker to file your taxes for you? i know a lot of times them niggas screw you over, but at least you’d have a better excuse for neglecting to pay your taxes than the fact that you get weeded up.

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        Dudes would be better off hiring an accountant, and filing every quarter(3 months).

        H & R Block work all year ’round…

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

        Word. I know folks living moderately, completely within their means without any extravagance whatsoever that have financial advisors. Not to knock Meth, but not only doesn’t that seem like a lot, but he would’ve been better of saying “Fuck The Government!” or something. That lack of respect for authority would translate better than blatant irresponsibility, especially with him being a rapper & all.

        Niggas know the IRS isn’t your average bill collector.

        Max cut all that shit off, rocking the low Mohawk now. Guess he realized that all the hair made him a target, & braids down to the small of his back would have been arguably worse.

        • $ykotic/Don McCaine


          The worst part is Max doing 16′s during phone time for commissary.

          That’s not concentrating on an appeal.

    • Fat Tom

      Na dude, it wouldn’t be street cred worthy in my opinion. It would be a minimum security federal prison with other nonviolent offenders. I doubt he’d go to jail for it though, assuming he just pays off what he knows. Of course this may be an indicator that Method Man has money troubles, which is bad

  • Worth the Read

    DAMN!… suxs for meth… but I just wanna say!… METH dont blame the “green” on your tax problems… I’m a Yard Head sort of… I work everyday but I also smoke everyday!… and I can still get my taxes done before the APril deadline!… and I know one of ya BM’s and she would HAPPILY do it for you… I just hate when nigs blame the green for their problems.

    L-Genius 1

    • capcobra

      do she have twins?

  • General

    IRS ain’t nuthin to fuck wit

  • capcobra

    yo grands…his actions saying fuck the government but his mouth saying put me in rehab…i’m still bugging over the fact that he in trouble over 32k…32k?…smh…meth must be getting paid with weed instead of cash..wasn’t he just on tour for an album?..and don’t he have industry/in da street friends that’ll chip in?..if not he should’ve locked in the studio and just sold 16′s and hooks like 20′s and 10′s…this dude.

  • http://myspace.com/adrenalinetruth adrenaline

    I dont care who you are this is f’d up. NEW WORLD ORDER!!!


  • sealsaa

    LMAO @ Silly Chilly Willy

    Nigga should’ve diversified his bonds…

    side note:Meth should get the RZA to speak to the judge on his behalf. The judge will probably get so tired of listening to his gibberish that he might toss the whole case out.

  • latino heat

    being that Meth only drops albums every 3 – 6 years anyway, would we even realize he was gone?

  • http://xxl All Dae

    I bet Method has the money, he’ll pay and be good. po po gotta make it look like drama.

  • Young History in the Making

    Damn I guess meth need to *gza voice* diversify his bonds nigga..

  • Brass Tacks

    IRS > UR favorite rapper….

  • GIBZ

    damn Mef!!! WTF???? I dont understand how these cats stay messin up like this??? He blamin it on weed, and being on the road. NIGGA PLEEEEEEEZ four years on the road??? I aint heard shit from u since what, that last album u did wit Red? man cmon

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