Diddy Owes City of New York Nearly $1 Million
Sean "Diddy" Combs' bad boy status scored him a nearly $1 million bill from the city of New York. The music mogul is being charged with the hefty sum for plastering posters around the city in an effort to promote his artists.
According to the New York Daily News, the city plans on going after the hip-hop mogul's Bad Boy Entertainment company to pay $996,000, which is just a fraction of the city's $1 billion debt. Although several big names and companies are under fire for racking up the hefty tab, Diddy is one of many sitting at the top of the list of offenders. A spokesperson for his company claims that the debt had been paid through a third party company years ago and that the city has yet to update its records.
The unpaid debts have resulted in cutbacks and layoffs of over 1,000 city workers. "We are going to find these people," said Finance Commissioner David Frankel. "We're going to turn them upside down by their ankles and we're going to shake them until the money comes out of their pockets."
One of Diddy's hip-hop counterparts, Doug E. Fresh, also made the list. The hip-hop pioneer owes the city $191,000 in unpaid city taxes. Remy Ma's defense attorney Ivan Fisher, also racked up close to $500,000 in taxes, a bill that he says he plans on paying.