Former Timbaland protege, Bubba Sparxxx, has been hit with a huge tax lien dating back to 2006. Bubba had a huge hit back in 2001 called “Ugly” and has kind of been laying real low ever since. He currently owes $29,266.88 to the IRS and they have already swept up what BMI (that’s who pays artists royalties) from March to May but it was only $3,622.45, yikes. Read more below.


Bubba Sparxxx once rapped, “I ain’t choose to rhyme, rhymin’ chose me” — now you can add “paying his taxes” to the list of things Bubba has chosen not to do … TMZ has learned.

According to documents filed in Georgia, the former Timbaland protege — whose biggest song, “Ugly,” came out in 2001 — owes $29,266.88 in back taxes from the year 2006. It was originally only about $15k … but interest and fees have nearly doubled his debt.

The State of Georgia is now garnishing Bubba’s wages through BMI, a music company that dishes out royalties to artists. From March through May of this year, the state has already grabbed $3,622.45 … which represents all the money Bubba was owed by BMI.

Sounds like Georgia is in it for the long haul.