PEOPLE - Prince ne va pas s'en tirer si facilement. L'Internal Revenue Service (ISR), agence américaine chargée de collecter les impôts, a rappelé le chanteur à l'ordre, lui précisant qu'il devait toujours de l'argent aux fisc français.

L'IRS a convoqué Prince suite à des plaintes du service des impôts français qui réclame les dettes du chanteur. En effet, en 2009 et 2010, ce dernier s'est produit à plusieurs reprises sur le territoire avec notamment des concerts au Grand Palais, à La Cigale, au New Morning mais aussi sur des scènes de Nice et Arras, s'en s'être inquiété des taxes.

Nos confrères du Huffington Post Canada précise que le chanteur n'a pas répondu aux sommations de l'IRS et est de fait convoqué devant le tribunal fédéral de Minneapolis pour une audience prévue le 18 octobre. Prince n'en est pas à son premier fait d'armes et s'est déjà vu condamné d'une amende de 1.3 millions de dollars par l'état du Minnesota pour des impôts restés impayés.

Mais Prince n'est pas la seule célébrité à ne pas payer ses impôts comme vous pouvez le découvrir dans le diaporama ci-dessous (attention: légendes en anglais):

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  • Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter

    Lil Wayne had an IRS lien filed with Miami Dade County in late March 2011. The lien <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1661259/lil-wayne-tax-lien-irs.jhtml" target="_hplink">noted</a> that Lil Wayne had unpaid income taxes amounting to $3,351,078 for 2008 and $2,258,956 for 2009.

  • Richard Dent

    Dent was hit with a $1,160,056 federal tax lien in March 2011. The former Chicago Bears player was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame one month prior.

  • Lindsay Lohan

    In January 2012, Lindsay Lohan reportedly received notice from the IRS that she owed over $93,000 in unpaid taxes from 2009. According to TMZ, the actress was simply unaware of the issue.

  • David "Sinbad" Adkins

    <a href="http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/02/14/feeling-heat-from-irs-sinbad-will-sell-la-home/" target="_hplink">According to AOL Real Estate</a>, Sinbad was said to owe $8.5 million to the IRS in 2010 and another $2.1 million to the state of California that year. Sinbad was named as <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/12/sinbad-taxes-embarrassmen_n_185976.html" target="_hplink">one of the state's biggest tax evaders</a> in 2009.

  • Darryl Strawberry

    In 2008, former Met and Yankee Darryl Strawberry <a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/02/darryl_strawberry_agrees_to_pa.html" target="_hplink">agreed to pay</a> more than $430,000 in back taxes he owed, plus interest and penaltie, for money he neglected to pay in 1989 and 1990.

  • Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

    According to the IRS, Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon owed $1.7 million in taxes from 2008 and 2009.

  • Forest Whitaker

    Actor Forest Whitaker <a href="http://www.bvonmoney.com/2011/03/23/forest-whitaker-having-significant-tax-problems/" target="_hplink">was hit</a> with a large tax bill last year, after failing to pay $185,000 he owed to the IRS. The tax collectors in the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds cited Whitaker and filed a lien for the balance.

  • Chris Tucker

    Actor Chris Tucker had a <a href="http://newsone.com/1883935/wow-chris-tucker-now-owes-over-12-million-in-taxes/" target="_hplink">tax lien filed against him in the state of Georgia earlier this year</a> for $592,594.08, plus $11,571,909.26 from the federal government for taxed owed in 2001, 2002 and 2004 through 2006.

  • Pamela Anderson

    "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson owed nearly half a million dollars to the IRS in 2010.

  • Richard Pryor

    In 1974, comedian Richard Pryor was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined and put on probation after pleading guilty to a charge of willful failure to file an income tax return, according to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/arts/11pryor.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1&ei=5090&en=ea88c61b92de25e6&ex=1291957200" target="_hplink">the <em>New York Times</em></a>.

  • El DeBarge

    Singer El DeBarge <a href="http://www.vibe.com/posts/nas-irs-debt-totals-more-3-million" target="_hplink">owed $354,000 in delinquent federal taxes</a> in 2010, according to Vibe.com.

  • Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Davis <a href="http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/destroyed-by-the-irs#ixzz1rYjZPHxQ" target="_hplink">owed nearly $7.5 million in back taxes</a> at the time of his death.

  • Christina Ricci

    "Pan Am" actress Christina Ricci was hit with a federal income tax lien of nearly $180,000 on her 2008 earnings.

  • Wesley Snipes

    In December 2010, actor Wesley Snipes <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20025363-504083.html" target="_hplink">began a three-year prison sentence</a> for failing to file income tax returns in the amount of $7 million.

Écoutez ci-dessous quelques titres de Prince:

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