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PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 12: Singer Kenny Rogers performs onstage during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XX held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on April 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

An “urban explorer” from Oklahoma who visits cool forgotten places recently posted a video about a $8.5 million mansion that used to be owned by Kenny Rogers.

The mansion has become an eyesore to the neighbors; the property has weeds that have grown to be over 7 feet tall. The landscape has been neglected and the in-ground pool is full of algae.

It was first built in 1990 with over 15,000 square feet featuring 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a 4 car garage and full basement with a bar, state of the art gym and more. Rogers lived in the mansion until 2006.  That’s when he sold it for $8.5 million dollars to a very wealthy family from Nigeria.

Around 2018 the feds were after the Nigerian family that bought it for owing $6.5 million in back taxes. Eventually the mansion was being rented out for events like weddings, and even music videos but the town ultimately became fed up with the mansion being used for business and hosting loud parties so they shut the operation down.

Since then the estate has sat vacant and abandoned. Watch the video about the mansion below.

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