Fancy individual Iggy Azalea has found herself in a stoush with credit card company American Express, who are going after her for $US300,000 in relation to an unpaid bill.
American Express filed a suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this week, saying that the rapper, real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly, owes a total of $299,147.81.
The debt reportedly accrued over the last two years, and is approximately $250,000 more than her credit card limit. Amex is seeking the full amount, as well as costs.
$49,147.81 is such a weirdly specific credit limit pic.twitter.com/IQ2vrG9585
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) October 6, 2017
This is not the first time that Iggy Azalea has made headlines with her financial dramas – in 2016, she was hit with two tax liens by the IRS.
One of these was for $269,980.20 for unpaid taxes from 2015, and the other was for $391,056.55 for 2014, the year that her hit album The New Classic arrived.
Azalea downplayed that situation on Twitter, saying by way of explanation that she had opted to pay taxes monthly to the IRS instead of coming up with a lump sum.
“Peep the way when one thing happens media scrambles to keep adding on to the storyline, like a soap opera,” she said at the time.
“They exaggerate everything. The IRS gave the option to pay them monthly or lump sum. I picked monthly, who wouldn’t?”
Iggy’s second album Digital Distortion was due to be released in 2016, but was pushed back to this year and now appears to be on hold indefinitely, with no release date in sight.
In July of this year, she announced that no more singles would be released for the planned album, but that it would eventually see the light of day, possibly with an Azealia Banks collaboration.
Source: New York Times
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