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Hip-Hop Producer Sean Garrett

Ordered to Pay $108K

In Amex War

10/28/2012 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Don't mess with American Express -- that's the lesson for hip-hop mega-producer Sean Garrett, who was just ordered to fork over $108,084 to the credit card company.

TMZ broke the story ... Amex sued Garrett -- who's banged out hits with Beyonce, Usher, and Nicki Minaj -- claiming he never paid off the hefty tab on his card.

Amex filed a motion for default judgment last month -- because Garrett didn't respond to the lawsuit -- and the judge ruled in Amex's favor.

Unfortunately for Amex, Garrett has a ton of other financial woes -- the State of Georgia filed a tax lien against him earlier this year, claiming he owes over $1 MILLION in back taxes for the years 2006, 2007, and 2010.

Garrett previously claimed the AMEX bill was the result of identity theft. He has not responded to our calls for comment.

11 COMMENTS

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MoraMore    

he's just another broke wannabe.

537 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

and why isnt he in jail? if iowe the irs a dime they take a quarter out of my next check or freeze my bank accounts...the rich get all the breaks

537 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

Man! You mean I really gots to pay dat shiyat back yo? What da point of havin a credit cawd ifya gots to payda damn charges yo!

537 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Can't hide from the IRS...even wearing camouflage.

537 days ago
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Denese    

You can win against a credit or charge card company. Even for something like "identity theft". They will say you were careless with your info and should have bought their insurance to cover any losses. If you didn't get insurance, then you pay the bill and you take the loss.

537 days ago
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TheLady530    

Well I guess this is all because he is "Geeked" huh? Lol

537 days ago
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TheLady530    

Oh and i'm just #Grippin also....lol!

537 days ago
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joecrabs    

You broke-ass mofo. Pay yo Muvva fuggin bills, you idiot. You want to run up a credit card and claim it was identity theft? Just crank out another over-produced, over-hyped piece of shidt song by one of those no talent boobs to pay this bill off.

537 days ago
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RoadRig    

Can't wait util the IRS revealed how much lil wayne owes them...

536 days ago
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Jason    

They should make Finances a mandatory high school course. That's something that every young human being could benefit from more than any other course (especially over French or Spanish classes) before entering the real world. I guess its time to sell your house, car, clothes, and all that other BS you didnt need to buy. Clearly it has merit or else he wouldn't have been ordered too pay it. Next time use cash in advance online.

486 days ago

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