The income generated from the next hit Sean Garrett pens or produces could be going right to Uncle Sam.
According to documents filed by the Georgia Department of Revenue and obtained by TMZ, the hip-hop producer owes the IRS back taxes in the form of $732,553.57 for the years 2006 and 2007.
The celebrity news website goes on to report that since the government is tired of waiting for the aforementioned amount owed to them, they ordered BMI, which collects royalties for artists, to hold all money Garrett makes and turn it over to them.
Judging from his portfolio of work, however, Garrett seemingly shouldn’t have major trouble paying off the debt. Garrett has produced 15 number one songs in his career for the star-studded likes of Beyoncé, Usher and Nicki Minaj.
Earlier this month, Garrett told Rap-Up TV that he has been making contributions to Dr. Dre’s notoriously-anticipated album, Detox.
“He got a lot of stuff,” Garrett told Rap-Up about Dre’s Detox LP, which has never been able to see the day of light after years of promise. “You just be hoping and praying you make the album. We did a lot of great work, so I’m pretty sure that hopefully I’ll at least have one on there.”
As part of the same interview, the talented hitmaker also revealed that he’s working with Kelly Rowland and Justin Bieber.
“I love what Justin’s doing,” said Garrett, who was nicknamed ‘The Pen’ by none other than Jay-Z for his prolific songwriting prowess. “He’s taking control of his career. I was blown away by just how talented he is.”—Jakinder Singh