Miami’s Cash Money rappers are known for making it rain in strip clubs. Now, if only they could make it rain for the government. And founder Bryan Birdman Williams’ condo association, too.
Williams was just tagged by the Internal Revenue Service for alleged nonpayment of $1.92million in income taxes for the years 2007 through 2010, according to public records.
The taxman liened the $14.5million property that Willams, 45, owns on Palm Island. Until he pays up.
Chances are, he will: Forbes estimates he’s worth about $160million through the promotion of giant rap acts like Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Fred Durst, Bow Wow and Young Turk.
Lil Wayne, by the way, also has tax problems here.
As we reported last year, the IRS slapped a lien on the singer of Lollipop’s La Gorce house because he’s behind his income tax payments. By roughly $12million.
Birdman, meanwhile, is having trouble with another money-grabbing entity: the condo association at The Ivy in downtown Miami.
If you believe another lien filed against the rap entrepreneur, he hasn’t been paying the maintenance fees for a $330,000 condo he owns there for 15 months.
Including late fees, legal fees and other charges, Williams owes $12,447, according to a lawsuit filed by the Ivy.
Birdman’s publicist couldn’t be contacted Saturday.
The first high-profile shooting of the New Year occurred just outside of Atlanta, courtesy of a former Delray Beach Police and Tequesta Police higher-up.
William McCollom, who went up the ranks in Delray before becoming chief in Tequesta and is currently chief of the Peachtree City Police, is trying to explain how he accidentally shot ER nurse Maggie McCollom in her bed at 4 a.m. Thursday.
The chief hasn’t been arrested, but his romantic history here could give investigators pause.
Maggie happens to be the chief’s wife No. 2. He divorced her in 1999, according to public records, and married Delray Rabbi Suzanne Carter.
Carter filed for divorce in 2011, claiming in a petition that he was having an extramarital affair.
With Maggie, the woman McCollom shot.
Former Miami Dolphins cheerleader and Miami PR maven Lynn Lewis went to Paris as just another American New Year tourist, and she’s coming home a soon-to-be-bride.
Lewis agreed to marry former state Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democrat who’s now the state attorney in Palm Beach County.
Aronberg, 43, popped the question atop the Eiffel Tower.
While the lovebirds were not reachable for a chat, they posted photos of Lynn sporting a huge rock on Facebook.
The UF grad started Lynn Lewis Public Relations after her 2007 season with the Fins. She specializes in special events and has offices in Tampa, New York and London. Hollywood legend George Hamilton is a client.
Aronberg, meanwhile, is an ambitious pol with ties to both parties (he once worked for GOP Attorney General Pam Bondi) for whom state attorney could be a stepping stone for statewide office.