Scott Stapp believes President Obama sic'd the IRS on him as revenge for pot shots he took at the prez during a 2012 interview -- which is why he's damn near broke now.
The former Creed front man spoke with the Roz and Mocha Show on KISS 92.5 Thursday morning in Toronto ... and claimed his accounts were compromised within two months of the Fox News interview.
Stapp adds, "I believe the IRS situation is definitely a result of me expressing my dissatisfaction with President Obama. Absolutely, 100 percent."
As we previously reported ... the singer claims his estranged wife claims he's delusional and is trying to get him committed. Believing POTUS hangs on his every word doesn't exactly help his case.
Check out the interview ... Scott talks about how much money he has left ... and whether his former band mates have reached out to help.
Waka Flocka Flame
OWNED by Little Kid
With Mad Mario Kart Skills
11/27/2014 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Waka Flocka Flame grew up on video games ... but he just met his Mario Kart match -- a 9 year-old boy who LOVES talking crap after beating his ass!
Waka hit up an event for Project Cry No More Wednesday in Compton ... and that's where the rapper was challenged.
You gotta watch the video -- the 9 year-old is not impressed he's going head-to-head with a famous rapper ... he's way too busy dodging bananas and doling out red shells.
Whatever, the Nintendo 64 version still rules all.
Taking Over Gold Smoking Biz
With Blunt Force
11/27/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you love gold -- and you LOVE weed -- then Tyga has just the thing for you ... gold-plated rolling papers.
Tyga is a gold connoisseur himself --gold chains, gold relics, his soon-to-be released "Gold Album" -- and his new $5 million venture with Shine Papers will now make him the face of the premium gold smoking biz.
We're told the papers are 24K gold, edible, and they leave a sexy golden ash. They ain't cheap ... each pack of 12 goes for $55.
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em ... and if you can afford 'em.
Creed's Scott Stapp
I'm Homeless and Penniless
Shocking New Video
11/26/2014 10:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Stapp -- the lead singer of Creed and one of the most successful frontmen in the '90s -- says the government has stolen his money and now he's so desperate, he can't afford rent or even food.
Stapp just posted a 15-minute cry for help on his Facebook page, saying the IRS has frozen his accounts and the banks have conspired to rob him of his fortune.
The singer says his wife -- who has filed for divorce -- is trying to get him committed, falsely accusing him of doing meth and showing signs of paranoia. Her divorce docs reportedly contain text messages from Stapp which say, among other things, "Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way."
Stapp sent another text which read, "I wouldn't doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous." And he warns, "God created you and now God is ending you."
Watch the video ... it's really sad.
A rep for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office tells TMZ they did a wellness check at Stapp's home last week and spoke with both Stapp and his wife. All was well.
Tyga & Kylie Jenner
To Believe They're Not Dating
11/26/2014 2:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tyga and Kylie Jenner had forbidden love written all over them --well, maybe a little overstated -- as they served up meals for the homeless on Thanksgiving Eve.
The 25-year-old rapper insists he's not romantically involved with the 17-year-old reality star, but there's plenty of smoke ... you'll recall a week ago when he pitched a fit because the club where he was supposed to perform wouldn't let her in because of her age.
So check out the video of Tyga and his blue haired babe at the L.A. Mission. Best part of the video ... Miss California was trying to teach Tyga how to serve up a meal and Kylie came over like a heat-seeking missile to show him who's boss.
I Might Riot Too If I Were in Ferguson
'Cause Darren Wilson Is Lying
11/26/2014 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rick Ross isn't buying Ferguson cop Darren Wilson's version of what went down the night Michael Brown was killed -- and vented his rage, anger, and frustration on TMZ Live Wednesday.
Rick told us he NEEDED to vent, and while he doesn't agree with rioting ... in theory ... he admitted he might feel differently if he were on the ground in Ferguson with other protesters.
He added ... "If you gonna murder us on sight let us know ... so we can be prepared."
As for Wilson's claim he was fighting off an attack from Brown ... Rick questions the number of shots fired, and why Wilson fired fatal shots -- "You coulda shot somebody in the leg."
Macaulay Culkin & R&B Singer
11/26/2014 1:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Macaulay Culkin was all tongue-in-cheek Tuesday night ... in the cheek of a middle aged R&B singer.
Culkin and his band, The Pizza Underground, were in Billings, MT with R&B singer Har Mar Superstar ... and he was definitely feeling the band's rendition of "Never My Love."
Macaulay was game for bumping, grinding, dipping and some pretty intense face sucking.
Get these guys a home ... alone.
Suck It Jordin ...
I'm The King Of My Own Castle Now
11/26/2014 10:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jordin Sparks may be a damsel in distress ... but now that she's trashed him, she won't be welcome at Jason Derulo's new castle.
Jason bragged about his new medieval digs -- insinuating he doesn't care that Jordin is now trashing him -- by tweeting that he's moved on to bigger and better things: "I bought myself a castle 2day!! No big deal."
Jason isn't directly responding to Jordin's new single in which she essentially calls him an ingrate and an a-hole. But he started it by putting her on blast for allegedly pressuring him to tie the knot.
As for his $3 million acquisition deep in the San Fernando Valley ... it's 10,000 square feet, outfitted with turrets, a dungeon, a basketball/tennis court, and a lap pool -- standard issue for land barons.
It's like Henry VIII moved to Tarzana ... which sounds like a CW show.
That Penis Pic Is Bogus
My Real Dong's Hella Bigger!
11/26/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Federline is calling BS on the naked pic supposedly featuring his legendary baby maker -- telling people the shot is faker than his rap career.
The shot's been all over the Internet ... apparently showing K-Fed gripping his Sexcalibur like he's preparing for battle.
But sources close to Federleezy say he's 100% certain it's a Photoshopped pic ... not only because he has tattoos down by the dragon's den which aren't in the pic -- but he also claims his shlong is way shlonger in real life.
K-Fed's penis couldn't be reached for comment.
My Son Hasn't Picked College Yet
But USC Hurt Its Chances
11/26/2014 6:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Snoop tells TMZ Sports ... his high school superstar son has NOT decided on where he's gonna play his college football ... but USC hurt its chances after the way the Trojans played against UCLA.
"He'll make his decision ... but like I'll say, that loss right there gon' hurt. Because nobody wanna go to no school that can't beat their rivals."
Snoop's son Cordell Broadus is one of the best wide receivers in the country -- and has reportedly been recruited by some huge programs ... including Notre Dame, LSU and Arizona State.
If I Marry Khloe ...
I'm Taking Half!
11/26/2014 7:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner, be warned ... French Montana will have a foothold on the Kardashian fortune if he marries your daughter.
French was at LAX Tuesday when he was asked straight up ... will he sign a prenup to seal the deal with Khloe? He was emphatic ... NO.
French might have issues ... Khloe and Lamar Odom signed a prenup before they got hitched, so the likelihood is ... this would be a deal breaker.
Rolls Out The Motown Gravy Train
11/26/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Big Sean just backed up his holiday truck and emptied it on Detroit Tuesday morning ... with 1,000 turkeys.
Sean surprised students at River Rouge High School by handing out turkeys, corn, green beans and sweet potatoes ... then followed it up with a speech to the kids about the importance of giving.
It's the second year Sean's thrown the event, courtesy of his charity, the Sean Anderson Foundation ... and this time he upped the ante by throwing in all the fixins.
Giving back can be delicious.