Rap singer and actor Snoop Dogg is facing a tax lien from the State of California, along with assault charges.

His real name, Calvin Broadus Jr., shows up on a list of California tax scofflaws, alongside the likes of Burt Reynolds, Dionne Warwick and Sinbad. The California Franchise Tax Board lists him as owing $284,053 and a tax lien has been placed on his residence, according to E! Online. He is in good company, however. Other rappers with tax troubles include Lil’ Kim, Method Man and Xzibit.

Meanwhile the rapper is facing trial this week in an assault case brought by a fan who claims he was beaten up by Snoop Dogg’s bodyguards during a concert. The plaintiff, Richard Monroe Jr., claims the singer invited him onstage to dance, but when he accepted the offer, he was immediately tackled by the singer’s bodyguards and fellow rappers. Monroe is suing Snoop Dogg for assault, battery, negligence and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.


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