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Xzibit Blames ‘Pimp My Ride’ Cancellation on Tax Woes

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Xzibit is beefing with Uncle Sam. The Detroit native, whose real name is Alvin Joiner, owes almost $1 million in delinquent federal taxes. The most recent of four filings was made on Nov. 2, when the IRS pegged him with a $22,196 lien. X to the Z is blaming the cancellation of his former MTV show ‘Pimp My Ride’ on his financial bind, as well as the foreclosure of his Woodland Hills, Calif. residence in July 2009.

Xzibit, who owes a total $959,523 to the IRS, has filed for bankruptcy twice since last year, but each filing was dismissed for different reasons. In July ’09, he declared that his assets totaled $739,433 and had more than $1.4 million in liabilities. According to court records, he was raking in $497,175 in 2007 from hosting the reality show, but his income tanked to $67,510 in ’08 after the series was canned.

Most surprisingly, court records reveal that X didn’t own a car while hosting the show about customizing vehicles. While helping people pimp their whips, he was leasing a 2006 Range Rover for $2,230 a month, with most of his assets relegated to real estate.

In his bankruptcy filing in 2009, he admitted to owing the IRS and agreed to pay $250 per month.


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