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Source: Shareif Ziyadat / Radio One

Via | HipHopDX

Fans of diamond-selling rap star Nelly have recently come to the musician’s aid in the most unsuspecting and clever way possible, with streams of his 2002 hit, “Hot in Herre.”

The streaming service-wielding fans are streaming the record via Spotify, in order to help in making a dent in the $2,412,283 the St. Lunatic owes to the IRS (plus $149,511 in state taxes).

The idea came to fruition shortly after Spin writer Brian Josephs provided “a simple way to help” Nelly, in a story published yesterday (September 12).

According to Josephs, at the minimum, “Hot in Herre” would have to be streamed 287,176,547 times to pay off the substantial debt. The math is based on Nelly receiving $0.0084 per stream, the maximum payout for a single stream, and also receiving 100% of the payout for his streaming fees.

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