By Sandra Rose  | 

T.I. and his wife Tameka Cottle arrive at Madeo restaurant

Power couple T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Harris owe the IRS over $4.5 million, according to a report on the NY Post's Page Six.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., owes the IRS in back taxes for 2012 and 2013. The IRS filed tax liens against the rapper and his wife to the tune of $4.5 million.

Maybe that explains why Tameka purchased a new mansion in south Atlanta in case the feds seize their $4.2 million Jonesboro manse featured on their hit TV series T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.

From Page Six:

The first federal tax lien was filed earlier this month in Georgia and states the “Blurred Lines” rapper, 34, along with his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris (in the document she is listed as Tameka Cottle), owe the US government just under $1.4 million in unpaid taxes for the year 2012.

The Feds filed a second lien solely against Harris for unpaid taxes in 2013 amounting to nearly $3.2 million.

Photos: 3rd Eye/WENN.COM

  • IntroSpective

    My, how the mighty have fallen....

  • Neicey

    Ohh wow! That Kang got it. His pockets deep.

  • TheRealLee

    That lady don't look right in the eyes. Anyhoo, is there anybody out there who does not know you pay Sam first, then everyone else.

  • Its Me

    And yall previous drug offenders. Govt is not cutting yall nah favor. If this true...Pay them folks that damn money. Asap'dedly.

  • Sexy CJ


  • Michelle Peele

    That's a whole lot of monies! And how much he owe Marvin Gaye estate for that Blurred Lines track with Robin Thickums! T.I. might need to start slanging again! Just saying

  • Michelle Peele

    That's what happens when they go to Sharonda and dem around the way to get them taxes done! Ask Chris Tucker!

  • SummerBaby

    I like Tiny & her colorful hair. They better get on a payment plan or something. ?

  • BlancheD

    so...Ciara and Russell done went and got a marriage license?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Asap'dedly...LOL!!!! ???

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    WHAT??? So they're not wasting any time! I like them together, so good luck to them.

  • Its Me

    They tryna fugg ?

  • SummerBaby

    Wait whet?! Good luck to them. Love is a beautiful thing.

  • Its Me

    So precious. I wish them the best! I'm so happy for her

  • harley_quinn2.0

    My initial thought

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I forgot he had to pay the Marvin Gaye estate....the debts are piling up

  • Its Me

    Maybe shoulda let his wife work.

    Yes that's shade

  • MookieFly

    All this money they owe and Tiny out there getting highlights in her eyes and whatnot? I see why T.I. is appearing in every other movie this summer. Gotta pay them bills

  • harley_quinn2.0

    T.I. calling IRS right now

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Agreed. And I think Russy ain't trying to have blue balls all season, so maybe they're trying to make it legal quick so they can get to it.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    We'd probably have a Xscape tour about now. Help LaTocha and Tamika make some coins too.

  • Michelle Peele

    i just read on Rolling Stone they T.I. wasn't liable; just Robin Thickums and Pharryland! Maybe he can sell his restaurant in the ATL...A poster on LSA said it was horrible. I'm just throwing out options tryna help da brother take care of Sam...

  • Michelle Peele

    damn the call...dude better roll up in the office on monday morning! hell, camp out and be there waiting for them to open the doors... with a check or a money order in tow!

  • Its Me

    Eye highlights. ?

    Eyes the color of a blue highlighter.??

    Let these folks hurry up with my car. Hate yall

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout



    CRINE!!!!!this is SO him!!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    Only 2 things are certain in life = death & taxes.

    I wish them well. Hopefully they can work out an installment plan with the IRS.

    (side note) I love Tiny's eyes. I read that the procedure she had (called Brightocular), costs around $10,000 — and that’s before the cost of your plane ticket to Tunisia -and it's reversible.

  • Tip

    COSIGN ?!!!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    He need to do something ???

  • mzwhang90210

    Chile Future's head is gonna explode. Bwahahaaha.

  • mzwhang90210

    Straight up no chaser...lmao

  • mzwhang90210

    You did not call that man "Pharryland"

  • mzwhang90210

    I always wondered why so many celebs get caught out there like that. Then I saw MC Hammer say one time ...that if you pay company A to manage your need to hire company B watch company A..and then hire company C to watch both A and B.

  • aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??Dayyyyumn. I would pray for them but my circle is focused on Sister Jankens's great grand nephew?? he's a gay. Soon as Xenu fixes him, we will redirect our efforts to the Harris's???

  • mzwhang90210

    I hope they're happy, they sure seem to be.
    CiCi is better than me...there is no way I wouldn't "try a man out" before I marry him. Nurp...

  • SummerBaby

    We might get that Xscape reunion after all.

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    When TI was all up in Ciara's business he should've been taking care of his own. Downsizing, Yard Sales, TI Greatest Greatest Greatest Album and a Xsape Reunion tour in 3, 2, 1..…

  • mzwhang90210

    "Every man wants a woman where him an her can just go hang.
    Just the two of them alone, no IRS outside knockin like bang bang bang."

  • PettyEyezPrime


  • PettyEyezPrime

    He getting ready to be on dramatic overload

  • harley_quinn2.0


  • aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??You better not be contemplating fooling around with the windows to your soul? Ever been windmilled by a plus sized friend of Dorothy? Big hands, leathery dehydrated skin, always hungry thus always grumpy??Yeah, try me?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    You 2 ninjas been ducking and dodging me for about 3 weeks(YEARS REALLY?)! TODAY!!! is the day you 2 mothersuckas is gon kick in!

  • 88


  • PettyEyezPrime

    How much does it cost to build a body like build a bear?

  • Afiya

    HOW did they let this happen? Fighting over petty shyt instead of handling their own coins... :smh: they should know better.

  • Sydney Deems

    It's amazing how all of these big 'ballers' live large, say that they're business men/women, flash cars, wads of money, jewelry, rarely houses, etc...., but don't take care of their taxes. Mmmmm! Business 101 much?

  • Michelle Peele

    it just seemed appropriate! LOL

  • Michelle Peele

    go head and sang yo song! LOL

  • Mister Fantastic

    Should not have went to Wal Mart's Liberty Taxes trying to get that Earned Income Tax Credit. GOTSA be more careful!

  • Michelle Peele

    *Fell slam out of my chair and rolled across the room*,,.on Greatest, Greatest, Greatest Album.

  • mzwhang90210

    LMAO...You know the drill....

  • mzwhang90210


  • harley_quinn2.0


  • mzwhang90210

    You're saying they could've had King & Major performing at the yard sale for a few xtra coins too?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    New Post

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Lol. *slow walks to the corner*

  • SecretVoice

    Look like he should have been minding his own business instead of worrying about what other people are doing. Example: Ciara and her dating life.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Mess around and be recycling gold chains like 50 cent.

  • Mel

    hmmm wonder if he have that kinda money see I'll never understand how these stars don't pay taxes oh sorry let me guess it was a shady accountant ?

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    These people owe millions yet the IRS harassed me just to get $600 for paying my 2013 taxes late.

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    Is it bad when mainstream media only refers to a song that you were featured on and not a song that was 'your' song?

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    That's not shade that's real talk. If you don't want your wife to work when her hustle matches or exceeds yours but you ain't paid Uncle Sam you hustling backwards.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Wonder if he'd veto her xscaping to do a reunion nah. Don't know why after tons of examples of Wesley, Redd and others, folk don't pay taxes faithfully when they make it big.

  • LordeAmbler

    Yeah if he got he should've already paid that bish.

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    The biggest offenders are wealthy. Regular folks get their checks garnished or bank accounts raided for $500. Rich people $500,000 and they're still fine.

    Companies? Years and years of not paying.

  • jetsetter01

    He needs a real CPA so that he would know they have to pay "estimated taxes" in order not to owe the IRS.

  • Rachel

    That's how they get to be ballers. Imagine how you can buy if you didn't have the government taking their cut first as opposed to paying when you feel like it.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Highlights in her eyes though...#dead

  • LabellaMior

    Man I remember back in the day when I owed $41 dollar's the IRS claim they ain't get the money order and harassed my Azz for that funky amount I was posses yet you have folks owing millions FOH!!!

  • Noirluv45

    From my mind to your fingers. I was just about to type something like this.

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?


  • LuvMyBrownSkin?


  • LuvMyBrownSkin?


  • Canary Red™

    There u go!!!!!!!! Lol ????????

    4.5 mil that's ALOT of doe....


  • Canary Red™

    DEAD .... Flatline________



  • Meme81


  • mzwhang90210

    Yes I wondered too.

    Seems they hire and put too much trust in "money managers or financial planners or entertainment accountants" that apparently play a little too loosely with what can and claimed as deductions.

    Think about it, most celebs are far too busy to try and learn complicated tax laws to figure out what's owed to Uncle Sam. Unfortunately this means they often put complete trust in the wrong people.


    I heard you in that land ladys vc...hollard!!!!:')))


    Hey luv,guhl I read that and as the BLOG say,I WALL SLIDE DOWN crine,NO,NO,NO!!!!:'D)))))

  • mzwhang90210

    Just wanted to say this...
    I too wondered how so many celebs get in trouble with the IRS for back taxes. I've read several stories about it and basically, this is what I found...

    Seems the celebs hire people (entertainment accountants, financial advisers, money managers..etc), and then trust them implicitly.

    Some of these hired people play fast and loose with the IRS..claiming outrageous deductions, and writing off things that are questionable at best. Oh..they get away with it for awhile..but the IRS never sleeps. They may take naps occasionally..but they never sleep.

    Now most folks would say the celebs are to blame..they should know more about their finances, should pay more attention..blah blah..but think about it....
    These celebs are busy..making movies/music/tv shows, hustlin and grindin..poppin off on Twitter & Instagram (lol..j/k)..they simply don't have time to research and verify the complicated tax laws..i.e. what is a legit write off -vs- what is not.

    So, the "educated professionals" that the celebrities hire (for an arm and a leg), bring the celebrity numerous documents to sign..and they sign them. No questions asked. They trust these people to do their jobs. (Wouldn't you? I mean..when you take your expensive clothes to the dry you go back and watch the cleaning process start to finish?)

    I even read where Dorthy Dandridge (as were many other stars) was signing blank checks ...for what her accountant told her were grand sums that she owed to the IRS.
    Guess what check never arrived to Uncle Sam, but instead got enjoyed by some shiesty financial management firm? *plays Jeopardy theme music*

    Last thought...

    Invariably, buried somewhere deep inside those many documents that the financial folks bring the celebrity to something that reads that "the accountant, adviser or NOT to be held liable for any legal action resulting in the incorrect preparation of said documents & that the undersigned (the celebrity) has fully read the enclosed documents..and agrees with the accuracy of the contents.."
    (Im paraphrasing in layman terms legal eagles attack me.)

    Then... when the spit hits the fan..guess who's on the line for all the money owed to the IRS..guess who's name is splashed across headlines as not paying their taxes/trying to deceive the IRS?

    (I'll give you a's NOT the professionals that were hired to prevent such a thing from happening in the first place. They're too busy "advising" their new clients.)

    Just sharing what I've found out. Learn from what you can and leave the rest.


    YOU.AINT.SHYT!!!!!I don't know what's the killing part?what you said period...or the fact you ryhmed!!!!(looks down at hands)lawd I need to get outta the BLOG... my stomach hurt from PURE LAUGHTER!!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    Mrs Wolfe Puddy herself...lmao

  • Canary Red™

    HEYYYYYYYY B 2 da T 2 da P ----->>>????????

    I mean WALL SLIDE DIZZOWN!!!! Lol ??

    How u been ??????

  • Tammie Reed

    Chile and that restaurant I hear is not doing so well either, lawd!

  • Canary Red™

    Educate and then re-educate. ?

    Everything you said and researched is so true. I'm so scared to become wealthy for those reasons you just verified based on ur research. These so called "advisors" are greedy little swindling foxes. Very sneaky n clever.
    All I know is ur RIGHT - IRS NEVER SLEEPS - might doze off , nod a little bit BUT NEVER will they sleep on they money!!!!! I suggest he pay ASAP (pun intended) - ask Wesley!!!!!!!

  • TheRealLee

    Aside from that he needs is his own personal involvement in managing his finances. It doesn't matter how much money he has. A CPA and a tax attorney on low retainer should be doing a tax review with him / wife annually by January to ensure they are OK come tax day. Better to pay those people than millions in delinquencies and fines.

  • Chellie141508

    You know you stupid right!!!!!!

  • Canary Red™

    Omg lol....I can't with u. U need a comedy hour!!!

    Got me singing? Just pay it --- just pay it?


  • Canary Red™

    She need to get in that corner she put Slanted in...????????

  • aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ?????Chellllllllllie, won't he do it?!?! Weez gone pray that gay right out of his hair?? Then we gone fix the Harris's too?? If there's one thing...I can bring this number toooooo- When you're good to Xenu,,,,Xenu's good to yoooooooooou???

  • aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Big Red!!!!! What it do neffa yeeeeew?!?!?!?????????????Me n U stompin on dem hoseZ??

  • Canary Red™

    Lol what it do boo!!!!!!!!???? my BIG BLACK BOOTS!!!!

  • aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ????Okaaaaay??? Shid mayne, ain't nuthin. Had a few margaritas to relax, weather was decent today,,,Thought I may get my back blown out later, but uh,,,Looks like the only way that's happening is via an unexpected, unpleasant, bowel movement???

  • Canary Red™


    I want my back broke ---too bad that d way in tx...guess I fantasize about the last time. I wish I wasn't so DAMN picky!!!!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    Exactly boo.

    And the highly recommended advisers are like "I've worked for Cher, Gayle King, Luda, LL Cool references are impeccable.'re safe with the firm of Finklestein, Goldberg & Swartz!" *handshake*

    Only thing is..those other celebs were lucky enough not to get audited. BLOOP.

    I even read where one actor got suspicious of his money management team & fired them. Do you know that before he could hire a new team.. an "anonymous source" tipped off the IRS..told them EXACTLY where to look too. What a co-ink-i-dinky!

    Lol..I'm being glib but it's really sad. Folks wag their fingers at these celebs..but it happens to the best of em.

  • mzwhang90210

    Were we separated at birth heffa? Cuz you is just as foolish as I is...

  • Queen B

    More money more problems

  • jetsetter01


  • nekkkyj

    They purchase her daughter all those fancy cars for her birthday

  • Pebbles

    Instead of " minding Cici business" he should have been minding his own affairs...

  • ?Sugar&Spice?


  • Aanelove

    Instead of worrying about what Ciara does with her child , he should pay his damn taxes!

  • Canary Red™

    ????? YES we were!!!

  • Canary Red™

    So true sis!!!!!!

    I wouldn't doubt if an "anonymous source" is involved in TI's case...hummm??

  • Bird

    The IRS needs to understand that Tiny needed that money for plastic surgery and tats.

  • Bird

    Sound like one of T.I.'s made up big words.

  • product of 79

    Sooo... Looks like TIP gon have to take a few penitentiary CHANCES ?

  • Kinggg

    Word on the street is he told her to stop working years ago


    Im not surprised. A lot of B.A.N front their wealth/lifestyle. #whateveryoulike #lmao #embarrassing

  • Anthony Mason

    Miss piggy shouldn't have wasted money on a cornea transplant.....

  • Teachmeeatme

    Her FACE!!! NO BUENO!

  • BK

    THANK YOU. Hell, he may need to ask Ciara and Russ to let him borrow some damn money.

  • Glenda Nichole


  • Rolly

    All that junior boys designer gear & handbag purchases to stunt is catching up on them. Priorities non existent ???

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Don't read too much into this, especially if they didn't file. I know, that's also a crime. When you don't file, the IRS comes up with its own calculations. For them to OWE TAXES that high would imply they made double that or more each year. I bet that's why the amounts are so high cuz the IRS "did the taxes" and came up with their own calculations, which are always extremely high. Taxpayers have a right to file a correction and I bet that amount will be less than half.of what's being reported.

    TI has tax accountants who will handle this. As for Tiny buying a separate manse, doesn't matter. Any asset in his/her name can be levied against. That's why I was saying I still don't understand why celebs continue to buy property in their own name. I can't believe the advisers and accountants haven't suggested those mansions be listed in the name of a trust.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    If this is true, then maybe they're setting up the bankruptcy filing to rid themselves of most their debt while holding on to their money, mansion, etc. Like 50, you put a story out or go thru the process of appearing broke for personal reasons.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    No Sir. Ask JD. His mansion got foreclosed on. I'm not paying your mortgage for you, friend, family, misterstress. Nope, not doing it. Rich friends have an idea about your money problems and will be less likely to make a personal loan to you. I wouldn't loan you money knowing your situation and inability to pay me back, WITH INTEREST, just like the banks.

    Remember when they auctioned Peabo Bryson's ish off a few years back? His music friends aint step in to pay ish, to hell with that. Those are your woes, not mine. Now if you're hungry, I got you.

  • Hugga Bunch

    I used to think Tip always using big words made him stand out from other rappers. But then it started feeling contrived...
    Actually annoying.

  • I cAll ThE sHoTs…

    She rushes everything...

  • AnniA

    Why did " womens, womens, womens," instantly pop into my head after reading that ??

  • Candace O.

    Wow! That's a vicious circle! That means these tax accountants can't be trusted farther than you can throw them... which isn't very far. You would think that after paying them all that money to have your back as far as taxes are concerned, if you don't pay close attention, they can still screw you. And at the end of the day, the only person in trouble is you because IRS don't care about who you hired to handle your taxes.SMH

  • AnonymousRose

    Its not a crime, only if u folks study. Law. U will know that. Taxes are legal, but its not lawful, no one should be paying , what's. Already. Been settled. But the average person dont have a clue, they think they owe this corporation their hard earn pennies, but in reality they dont, yea I know folks gone say, well if u don't u going to jail, and that's legal, but it certainly not lawful. But ill just leave it as that. Cause I know people gonna say, well why people go to jail. Then, my answer to all, is because u dont know how to settle your. Own account, if u learn it, you don't be doomed to repeat it...

  • Divame

    Leins are credit killers, hope they pay this soon

  • Monday

    Is it worth being a celebrity in these times?? Uncle Tom don't play with them at all... 4.5 Milli??? Wow!!! I feel for them and their family

  • Yael

    She looks horrible.

  • Fendi

    If you have money to purchase a new mansion, you should have money to repay your back taxes so there's no lien filed in the first place.

  • Fendi

    And when you don't pay the IRS, they seize your everything. Ron Isley, anyone?!.

  • Fendi

    Clifford the big red rapper should've been paying his tithes and his taxes instead of throwing his cape on for young Igloo Australia. I bet she won't go in her purse and put so much as a quarter in his cup to help him pay his debts. (Not that he is her responsibility, but reciprocity.)

  • Fendi

    You can't file bankruptcy to alleviate tax debts. Those have to be paid. They don't go away. Child support, tax debts and student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, so that won't work.

  • Brandifromdablock

    When flexn beyond your means goes wrong. More money more problems if u aint legit or responsible.

  • Tammy GILBERT

    take some real time to know the man really know yourself mind blowing decsion causes head on crashes really think about your son on this take your time

  • choco late

    Can someone share the story with me about how warren Buffett only pays $20 a year to the irs or something like that. Also i think blacks need to stop using white accountants and financial advisors. We put too much trust in people who hate us. More of us should seek education in the areas if business and finance. Hire your own people and keep the dollar circulating amongst each other.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *slides the Harris' my card* bring your garden discount card since yall friends and all lol. :coffee:

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Yep in the highest tax bracket :coffee:

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    nope, but he files bk, it'll be reduced. I know 2 people who were being pursued relentlessly by the IRS (garnish, levied, etc). And yes, when they filed BK, ur right - it does't forgive it or clear it out, but it was drastically reduced.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yep, I know this. When I was in college, I sent my political science professor a clip about the very topic you're bringing up. She glossed over it in her lecture saying " yeah, we probably shouldn't be paying taxes, but I'm not going to be the one to find out if it's true or not."

    I was just responding to sm1 who was saying bankruptcy wont wipe out your taxes and some other debts. True, but it will get it reduced. It's a start.

  • TookieShoonk

    Redd Foxx-- they took the gold chain off his neck while seizing his valuables at his home

  • Renay Peters

    While he all up in Ciaras business....

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    There was an article on MSN describing one of the largest coporations paying around $100 in taxes. I believe it was GE, but don't quote me. Between charities, 529's, retirements, education, business expenditures, etc., a lot of deductions are missed.

  • Satin Panther

    Being black & famous sucks! Is it just me or is just black entertainers are getting harassed by the IRS? They either have fcuked up accountants or they are mismanaging their money somehow. They got Tucker, Blige, Snipes, etc

  • OpinionHated

    dumb chit people with money do to go broke fast... I pay my dang taxes every blasted year and the excise tax for my car... why is it so hard for celebrities to pay their bills - and don't say their accountants handle that cause if you ain't going over the books and what you paid out versus what came in w/your accountant regularly you still stupid... this is why they will never have actual wealth you can't amass a legacy if you always owe somebody and spending money on dumb chit like fake azzes, blue eyes, and cars - chit that depreciates... shakes head and goes back to counting my pennies and investing what little I can so I can retire and live well and have a little left over for the grandkids that I ain't got yet...

  • yallcrazy

    And when you are single its even worse. That's one of the main reasons I need a man. Somebody to help me with these dayum bills!

  • Lolalao

    He wasn't very bright. He got the network to pay him in he wouldn't have to pay taxes. The network had to report the money they paid him...

  • Renee26

    What's with these people not paying taxes???...hell they get hella write offs for all the charity they do..just greedy. It's been said TI net worth is over 200 million. Pay the courts and the IRS and still be living large.

  • Ebony

    Man she look like one of those zombies with her eyes like that.

  • SpiceGirl

    instead of paying for a different eye shouldve been paying your taxes...Just ask Wesley Snipes.....Hell if i have to pay them and i dont make as near money as they do....they have to pay their taxes too....duh!