Method Man -- Yeah, I Didn't Pay My Taxes

6/28/2010 11:00 AM PDT
Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man just lost a six-figure battle with the Tax Man -- after pleading guilty today to one misdemeanor charge of attempted failure to pay taxes.

Method -- real name Clifford Smith -- entered the guilty plea today in Staten Island Criminal Court, after he failed to file New York State Income Tax Returns from 2004-2007 ... as well as pay personal income tax over the same period.

According to the court, Method -- who was arrested on October 9, 2009 for the offense -- avoided jail time by paying his $106,000 tab ... and was sentenced to a conditional discharge.