November 27, 2014 9:33 am

Creed singer Scott Stapp blames money woes on Obama

Scott Stapp of Creed, pictured in 2012.

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TORONTO — Creed singer Scott Stapp said Thursday he’s broke and homeless because he spoke out about U.S. president Barack Obama.

“In 2012, I was doing a promotional tour for my book and I went on Fox News. I expressed a little concern and disappointment with President Obama,” Stapp said. “Within two months of that public statement, the IRS began to freeze my accounts.”

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In an interview that aired on The Roz and Mocha Show on Toronto’s KiSS 92.5, Stapp said the IRS action “is definitely a result of me expressing my dissatisfaction with President Obama.

“Absolutely 100 per cent,” he said.

The IRS does not, however, suddenly seize bank accounts or assets.

The 41-year-old rocker posted a bizarre 15-minute video on his Facebook page Wednesday in which he claimed to be drug-free, sober, broke and living in a Holiday Inn.

Stapp also claimed in the video that someone hacked his bank account and transferred all his money.

“I didn’t know whether I made the right decision by making that video,” Stapp told KiSS 92.5, “but I just followed my heart and wanted to make sure my kids, whom I haven’t been able to see or speak with in about nine weeks, knew the truth.”

Even though Creed sold more than 50 million records worldwide, Stapp said he currently has $616 in cash.

“People that I thought were on the same team, as well as my record company, as well as family, took advantage of me financially,” he insisted.

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