The Internal Revenue Service is continuing its high-profile pursuit of rappers who owe taxes to the federal government, filing tax liens totaling over $157,000 against rapper Trick Daddy.

The three tax liens against the hip hop performer, whose real name is Maurice Young, and his wife came in July and September, according to the Detroit News. They are for unpaid taxes dating from 2002, 2006, and 2007-2009.

The singer has been experiencing financial problems, with a bank foreclosing on his $320,000 home in Miami in May and selling it in October. He recently published his autobiography, “Magic City: Trials of a Native Son,” however.

He is among a number of hip-hop performers who have been targeted by the IRS for tax liens in the past year, including Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Method Man, Wyclef Jean, Doug E. Fresh, Mos Def, MC Hammer, DMX, Eve, Lil Kim, Beanie Sigel, Young Buck, Fat Joe, Big Boi, Swizz Beatz, Nas, and D12, according to

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