NEW YORK — Rapper Nelly is taking some heat from the IRS and needs your help to solve his “Dilemma”.
He’s facing a $2,412,283 federal tax lien according to TMZ, so fans are determined to #SaveNelly by streaming the song “Hot in Herre” enough times to help the rapper foot the bill.
He also owes $149,511 in unpaid state taxes to Missouri, TMZ reported.
“Hot in Herre” is not the only song that will provide a payoff. Pick any Nelly song and stream it to your heart’s content.
Spin Magazine did the math and found that Nelly needs at least 402,880,500 Spotify streams to make a dent at $0.006 a stream.
And, if he’s lucky enough to get $0.0084 per stream, 287,176,547 plays are needed.
Spotify pays artists between $0.006 and $0.0084 per stream, depending on a number of factors like an artist’s royalty rate and the currency value in the country in which the song is being played, according to their website.
Fans on social media have voiced their support for the rapper and have even come up with clever plans like streaming the album while they sleep.