Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Posted by: Roxxanne Roxxanne

According to the New York Daily News, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Douglas “Dougie Fresh” Davis are among the thousands of people and companies that collectively owe New York City $1.9 billion.

Diddy allegedly owes $996,000 to the city for illegally plastering posters around the city. The City also claims that Dougie owes $191,000 in unpaid business taxes.

We don't need to see a 100 of the same posters, plastered on the same wall that Black Rob's "I Ain't Neva Comin' Home" album is being release to deduce the obvious. 

The $1.9 billion purportedly owed to the city by thousands of debtors like Diddy and Dougie makes up a portion of New York City’s $4.9 billion deficit, which has forced them to cut funding to schools, day care centers and other treasured services.

A spokesman for Combs described the bill as a "bureaucratic error," saying it was paid by a partner company three years ago but the city hasn't updated the record. A city spokesman said lawyers are reviewing the issue.

Finance Commissioner David Frankel vows to make debtors pay up. Frankel said, "[w]e are going to find these people. 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."

Things must be real bad for NYC when the Commissioner threatens to get gully on debtors and start roughing people up for that guap!

Check out info on why Dr. Dre is being sued after the break!

In other pay up fool news, Paramount Recording Studios is reportedly suing mega producer Andre “Dr. Dre” Young for $1,220,500 for breach of contract.

In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday (7/26), Paramount alleges Dr. Dre and his record label, Aftermath Entertainment, rented the studio from April 2009 through June 2010 but fail to pay the recording fees.

According to AllHipHop, Dre has recorded at Paramount for nearly ten years and he previously agreed to settle the bill with the studio by mid July.

However, the studio claims Dre never did, hence the reason the lawsuit was filed against him on Monday.

I know it's a recession and all, but the money Dre "allegedly" owes seems like chump change considering he has charged upwards of $2 million in the past for a track produced by him and he's being producing for ages...*Ike Turner voice* What da problem is Dre?

Photo credits: Diddy: Tracy for News; Connor, Getty Images/ Dr. Dre: AP

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