Rapper Mc Hammer has assured fans he has paid off his $700,000 (£438,000) tax bill after reports suggested he was facing legal action from U.S. authorities.
The hip-hop veteran reportedly owed $779,585 (£487,240) in payments dating back to 1996 and tax officials reportedly filed suit against the star and his wife to recoup the cash.
However, Hammer has addressed the rumour, insisting the bill has already been paid in full.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "700k... Don't get too excited... I paid them already and kept my receipt. Stamped by a US Federal Judge."