Sunday, March 29, 2009

I Am Tempted to Believe This

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Method Man recently got into some trouble with the government for neglecting to pay $52,503 in back taxes. His excuse? He was high! What else? Consequently Meth aka Iron Lung aka Tical aka Johnny Blaze temporarily lost his 2008 Licoln Navigator. The NY Daily News reports:
When the state Department of Taxation showed up at the Staten Island native’s home at 6 a.m. March 19 with “four NYPD cops and the repo team,” Meth told the NY Daily News. “I knew why they were there. It wasn’t like ‘Oh my God! Noo!! Don’t take it!’ like it is on that TV show [“Operation Repo”]. I was half-dressed, and it was so early that I just said, ‘Okay, you’re taking the truck. … Aight.’”
The back story, according to the rapper, is simple. “Myself, I’m a pothead,” he said on the set of a video shoot for his new album, “Blackout 2,” with Redman. “It’s no secret. Everyone knows that. I go on the road and forget everything else. Sure, [the tax department] sent letters to my house saying, ‘We need this money.’ They started sending them in 2002. Here it is, 2009, and I never paid this shit because I don’t think like that!”
“I could have easily just written them a check for whatever amount, but no — I waited until they knocked on this door and were like, ‘We got your truck and we outta here,’ ” he laughed. “Now I’m thinking we’ve gotta get our truck back, which means I have to get all my paperwork together,” the rapper continued. “That means days of going through mail, ’cause I got mail like woah.
I’ve found checks from 2005 that have never been opened yet. And we’re talking a significant amount of money! But I never opened [the tax department’s] letters … so this is how the tax man came to Meth’s house and took his truck. Not because I was broke! I got plenty of money!” When the paper referenced the famous Afroman song “Because I Got High,” Method Man just laughed. “Exactly!” he said. “Because I got high, I forgot to pay. It was stupid. I’m an idiot for that.”

Um...first off, why don't these people hire a thing called a "tax accountant"? That would be like the first thing I'd spend money on if I were rich! Second, I love how his excuse to the state department was "Oh shit! I'm so sorry I forgot to give you the money. I was too busy smoking the illegal marijuana." Why not tell them you are also involved with cock fighting too? Finally if this were anyone else, I would roll my batty eyes and be all "bitch please". But not Meth. Oh no. That man's veins have no blood-it's all THC. It's the air that he breathes. So I'm tempted to say he's telling the truth.
Geez all this talk of Method Man is making me want to challenge my husband in some Street Hoops. We used to love that game. Every time Da Rockwilder came on, we knew it was time to get down. The Blackout was totally our shit back in 2000. And Tical 0: The Prequel? Don't even get me started. My husband played that out. Oh and who remembers Method & Red? I know somebody does. That show was adorable. Love the Method, Man.

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