Nelly Fans Stream & Purchase His Songs To Help Him Pay Off Debt With #SaveNelly Campaign
Nelly currently owes $2.4 million to the IRS, and his fans are trying to help him foot the tax lien bill by streaming and buying his music.
Nelly was hit with a $2,412,283 federal tax lien in August, and could face the seizure of his assets and property, TMZ reported. Additionally, the Missouri Department of Revenue says that the rapper owes $149,511.
Those who grew up listening to Nelly’s hits like “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me,” “Hot In Herre,” “Number 1” and “Dilemma” are doing what they can to put a dent in his debt by streaming his songs. While it’s a noble cause, it will take a lot of fans streaming a lot of Nelly music to have any kind of real affect on his finances. Spotify, for instance, pays artists somewhere between $0.006 and $0.0084 per stream, according to Spin.
Those still determined to help Nelly out have been trying to encourage others to follow suit in steaming his music, using the #SaveNelly hashtag Twitter.
— Martenzie Johnson (@Martenzie) September 12, 2016
Couldn’t save harambe but we can #SaveNelly
— Outlaws ? (@ItsOutlaws) September 13, 2016
— d. edz ✨ (@DEdzJr) September 13, 2016
I’m over here trying to pay Nelly’s IRS bill while my bills continue to stack. Don’t ever call me selfish. #SaveNelly
— Deandre Moore (@IAmDeandreMoore) September 13, 2016
Nelly gave us hits for the middle school dances. We owe him #SaveNelly
— Daniel (@theyhatedr) September 12, 2016
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) September 12, 2016