Rapper Young Buck fell into financial trouble because he didn't understand his money issues and his record label bosses failed to point him in the right direction, according to his lawyer.
The former G-Unit member is currently battling to restructure his finances after racking up a massive $300,000 (£187,500) tax bill.
Internal Revenue Service (Irs) agents raided his Tennessee home last August (10) and confiscated his possessions to help pay off the alleged debt. He is also said to owe money to his former boss, 50 Cent, who claims the 30 year old is yet to pay back $171,000 (£106,875) of a $300,000 (£187,500) loan dating back to 2005.
Young Buck - real name David Darnell Brown - has hired a new team of representatives to help with his financial problems, and his lawyer, Robin Mitchell Joyce, has now blamed G-Unit Records bosses for letting the rapper's money troubles spiral out of control - because they employed all of his advisors including his former business manager.
She tells The Tennessean, "One of the biggest problems with Buck's situation is not only that it's so complex, but also that he didn't understand it. The money went in and the money went out and Buck's universe of knowledge about his financial state is a balance on an Atm receipt... Buck never knew at one point, at several points, that he was a millionaire."
Young Buck is currently facing legal woes as well as financial problems - he was charged with illegally possessing a gun and ammunition following the tax raid on his home last year (10). He has pleaded not guilty and is free on $100,000 (£62,500) bail.