Update: Method Man says his weed habit caused a mix up which temporarily cost him his SUV.
Earlier this week, DX reported that Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man lost his 2008 Lincoln Navigator to the IRS because of over $50,000 owed in taxes [click to read]. While some believed this news indicated a crunch in Method’s wallet, it turns out the How High star can blame the incident on his excessive use of weed.
“Myself, I’m a pothead. It’s no secret. Everyone knows that. I go on the road and forget everything else,” he told the NY Daily News. Laughing off the thought of what occurred, Method Man explained, “I could have easily just written them a check for whatever amount, but no…I waited until they knocked on the door and were like, ‘We got your truck and we outta here.’”
With a repo team and four New York police arriving at his house, Method continued, “It wasn’t like ‘Oh my God! Noo!! Don’t take it…I was half-dressed, and it was so early that I just said, ‘Okay, you’re taking the truck. Aight.”
Dispelling the “Method Man is broke” rumors, the Staten Island rapper said, “I’ve found checks from 2005 that have never been opened yet. And we’re talking a significant amount of money! But I never opened [the tax department’s] letters...So this is how the tax man came to Meth’s house and took his truck. Not because I was broke! I got plenty of money.”
Summing up the event, Method Man stated, “Because I got high, I forgot to pay. It was stupid. I’m an idiot for that.”