When the reality TV shows are no longer banging down your door, those bangs get replaced by the IRS. Flavor Flav, who opened up the reality TV bonanza that we have today, is in debt to the IRS for nearly a million dollars that he earned during the time he was on television each night.
According to TMZ, Flavor owes the feds taxes on money earned from 2004 – 2006. Most of this came from earnings on his appearances on the shows, ” The Surreal Life,” “Strange Love” and “Flavor of Love.” The actor owes $52, 243.47 for 2004, $303,035.93 for 2005 and $550,971.16 for 2006. That’s nearly a million dollars he has to pay, which he probably can’t pay, now that no one wants to hire him anymore.
Flavor has also caught attention for owing tens of thousands of dollars in child support. Just one month ago, the actor avoided jail time by paying $111,000 in back child support. He has also fought addiction for much of his life and has fallen a long way from the time when he was a leading hip hop artist with the group “Public Enemy.”