Rap star MC Hammer took to Twitter over the weekend to deny published reports that he now owes the Internal Revenue Service roughly $800,000 in back taxes.

“I put over 5 million dollars in my account asked the IRS how much do you want? They put it in writing, I paid them and got a receipt,” Hammer tweeted.

Reports late last week said that the IRS had sued Hammer for $798,033.48, and would be taking all his earnings until the debt was paid.

Hammer, who was born Stanley Burrell, has been trying to clear his tax bill for several years since he filed for bankruptcy in 1996. In 2009, the IRS filed three tax liens against him, one of which was for more than $625,000. (See MC Hammer Raps IRS over Tax Debts)

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