After scoring a $25 million dollar pay day for ‘Rush Hour 4′ back in 2007, Smokey is facing foreclosure on his home in Florida.
Rush Hour star Chris Tucker’s $6 million Florida mansion is in foreclosure, with more than $4.4 million owed to the bank, reports the Orlando Sentinel, citing papers filed in Circuit Court in Lake County.
Tucker, 39, bought the 10,000-sq.-ft. waterfront home on Lake Apopka, near Orlando, in 2007. The newspaper says the residence contains five bedrooms, three fireplaces, a personal spa, an outdoor kitchen overlooking a pool, and a basement outfitted to resemble a pirate ship, including the sail.
Court documents reportedly show an $11.5 million IRS lien on the home in 2011 in order to collect federal income taxes from Tucker, whose monthly mortgage payment, the documents also show, was $25,812.50.
And now…Chris makes fun of his situation reports People again:
In a stand-up performance in Miami recently, the Rush Hour star, 39, cracked a few jokes about his financial struggles.
“That’s the last time I let Wesley Snipes help me out with my taxes,” Tucker quipped, according to the Miami New Times, referring to the actor whose failure to file returns landed him a three-year prison sentence.
Tucker even used his interactions with bill collectors as fodder for his act.
“They calling you acting like you owe them the money personally!” he said, according to the paper. “I don’t owe you s—! This is between me and the company!”
Tucker is also quoted as making a crack about being so bad with money that he bought two houses next to each other and then had to ask neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar.
America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.