MC Hammer
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Uncle Sam has no chill—even during the holidays. Just ask MC Hammer. 

According to Maxim, the IRS is refusing to reverse a decision that ordered the "Too Legit to Quit" rapper to pay nearly $800,000 in unpaid taxes. That tab is reportedly a result of his not paying income tax for just two years: 1996 and 1997.

Maxim reminds us that Hammer famously filed for bankruptcy in 1996. Hammer, a born-again Christian, posted a tweet Tuesday, insinuating that all of this tax stuff is the devil's work. 

https://twitter.com/MCHammer/status/679400458683727873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Here's to hoping that he and the IRS can work this out.  

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.

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