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With rapper Young Buck's eviction from his Tennessee mansion, the "Straight Outta Cashville" artist appears to be one step closer to emerging straight outta bankruptcy.
Young Buck, 31, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, was apparently ordered to move out of his 5,000-square-foot mansion by May 16, gossip website TMZ reports. Buck was seen carrying boxes out of the home last week, sources told the website.
The eviction follows a bankruptcy judge's order that Young Buck's home be sold to pay off Buck's debt for unpaid taxes, according to TMZ.
Young Buck owes nearly $334,000 in back taxes. To settle the debt, IRS agents recently raided Young Buck's home and seized "all his things: his white leather dining chairs, his watches, his craps table, his tattoo kit. Even his refrigerator," NPR's "All Things Considered" reported last month.
Young Buck bought his mansion in 2004, but it's not clear how much it's worth. If TMZ's report is true, it suggests the bankruptcy judge believes the home's value will at least cover Buck's debt to the IRS.
Young Buck originally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, in which a debtor's collections are put on hold. But Buck changed his bankruptcy to a Chapter 7 filing, meaning all of his assets are being sold and divvied up to pay off his debts.
In Young Buck's case, his assets also include his music catalog and even rights to the name "Young Buck," which were to be auctioned off last week, according to NPR. It's not clear what happened at the auction, or if it even took place.
Young Buck is also set to go to prison "for two months," he announced in a recent web video, according to the website HipHopDX.com. It's not clear why he's being incarcerated, but it could be related to gun charges, the website says.
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